White Collar Crime

  1. Quid Pro Quo: What is the Quid, Where is the Quo?

    by Dana M. Grimes, Esq.   Bob’s Jobs On November 3, 2009, Bob McDonnell was elected the 71st Governor of Virginia. His campaign slogan was “Bob’s for Jobs,” and his focus in office was on promoting business in Virginia. Several years later, he and his wife, Maureen, were convicted under the federal bribery statute, 18 U.S.C. || Continue reading…

  2. Foreign Exchange Fraud: A Zero-Sum Game

    By: Dana M. Grimes, Esq. The FOREX Market Of the various types of fraud cases that we see in criminal practice, foreign exchange fraud stands out as the type of case in which the investors have no chance from day one, because of the zero-sum nature of foreign exchange trading.  The investor is convinced to || Continue reading…

  3. Money Laundering: Cartels to Congress

    By Dana M. Grimes, Esq. The Two Federal Money Laundering Statutes Classic money laundering cases involve the indictment of accountants, real estate professionals, bankers, and anyone else who helps a criminal organization disguise its earnings.  For instance, when suspected members of the Sinaloa drug cartel were caught shopping for AK-47’s in Arizona a few years || Continue reading…