criminal defense lawyers in
Austin, and throughout Texas, work daily with those accused of financial malfeasance, high
profile cases involving enormous sums of money make big headlines.
The Ponzi scheme perpetrated by
Bernard Madoff resulted in devastating losses to individuals and institutions throughout the
country. The insider-trading scandal involving the Galleon Group, a New York hedge fund
management firm, is presently with a jury.
The enormous impact of the Madoff case resulted in scrutiny
of the regulatory practices that allowed the fraud to continue unabated for years. The commonplace
nature of corporate fraud has increased the interest of law enforcement in pinpointing, preventing,
and even profiling white-collar crime.
In the last two years, the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) has involved agents attached to its Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) with New York law
enforcement to identify, through profiling, the characteristics and traits of white-collar
Criminal profiling of any kind has its supporters and detractors. FBI
profiling seeks to analyze crime and criminals, and identify broad characterological patterns that
might aid in investigation or apprehension of wrongdoers. A recent
Propensity toward greed and revenge
inclined toward lack of transparency in dealings
While profiling of white-collar
criminals may aid in the investigation of corporate and other fraud, traits identified by the FBI
are also generally applicable to honest, successful, hard-driven businesspeople.
Criminal or corporate
CEO? In some cases, the answer is both, but in all cases, authorities must take care to
identify which is which.
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