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Fraud Analysis: What is your specific intent?

"Sophisticated Minnesota fraud ring has global tentacles."

Last month, when the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune reported on the investigation of a 200-member 'social networking' fraud ring, the headline hit like a fire-hose aimed at the belly of innocent victims.

Alleged in the report to have "stolen identities, taken over bank and credit card accounts, distributed counterfeit checks and currency and defrauded businesses and banks nationwide," the scam artists recruited double-dealing agents through sites like Facebook to "buy stolen information from employees of check-cashing services and Internet data brokers."

Most clandestine among the scammers' actions, these identity hijackers orchestrated... Read more...
 

Demystifying Depositions: Room to improve 

The purpose of a deposition is to discover facts and obtain evidence. Simply a question and answer session in which the attorney for each party is present to examine any person who may end up on the witness stand, the testimony is taken under oath and recorded by a court reporter. 

Experience is what makes some lawyers very good at taking depositions.  Others struggle with it.  No matter your level of expertise, most will agree that there is always room to improve.

Simply taking a deposition is easy. Taking a good deposition requires... Read more...

April 2010
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Fraud Analysis: What is your specific intent?
Demystifying Depositions: Room to improve.
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