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November 2017 Archives

What charges can be brought for helping with a crime?

In the state of Minnesota, you could be held liable for a crime even if you did not physically commit the crime. It is essential for you to understand that helping someone in any way commit a crime could leave you open to charges of your own. Knowing the law is your best bet to avoid such issues. 

Prevalence of bankruptcy fraud charges

Minnesota residents who have filed for bankruptcy need to understand many things about this type of action. One thing they should be aware of is what might lead to an accusation of bankruptcy fraud. The United States Department of Justice explains that if a person is suspected of using a bankruptcy as a way of concealing other fraudulent activity, that might contribute to allegations of bankruptcy fraud. Similarly, any falsification of information during a bankruptcy proceeding may be connected to these types of allegations.

Marijuana in Minnesota: Partially decriminalized, still illegal

Many states around the country have taken steps to decriminalize marijuana. Minnesota has followed suit, but only to a small degree. The state does have a medical marijuana law, which has been in place since 2014. Anything other than medical marijuana is still considered a criminal matter.

Former accounting firm head to lead IRS

With the end of the calendar year fast approaching, many residents in Minnesota may be eyeing ways of maximizing tax deductions in the last few weeks of the year. This is nothing new and is actually a well-accepted practice among consumers and businesses alike around the nation. However, there can be many fine lines between what is considered a legitimate means of reducing one's tax burden and what is a potential illegal violation.

Why does embezzlement seem more prevalent in small towns?

Embezzlement is when an employee steals money from a business or organization. It happens everywhere, but in small towns in Minnesota, it may more prevalent than anyone knows. Small towns across the country often run into financial trouble due to workers stealing from the budget. It may seem as if the government should have a handle on its finances, but the very nature of a small town government makes it the prime candidate for embezzlement. 

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