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What makes something a fraud?

By Scott N. Richardson, P.A. |

If a prosecutor accuses you of fraud, what exactly are they saying? Generally speaking, this is what is considered to be fraud: You knowingly misrepresented a material fact to someone who relied on your information. As a result, they lost something. In a criminal case, for a person to be convicted of fraud, the charge… Read More »

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Is lying about a product or service to sell it really a criminal act?

By Scott N. Richardson, P.A. |

A good salesperson knows how to say what a potential customer wants to hear. They find a way to make a product seem desirable based on someone’s needs or personality. However, while someone closing a sale could exaggerate or even attempt to verbally manipulate a potential buyer, the seller is not supposed to outright… Read More »

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