In 2012, the Los Angeles times reported that debit cards with welfare funds were used to withdraw $4.3 million in casinos and $12,000 in strip clubs. For the average taxpayer, intent on working for a living and paying their taxes as required by law, withdraws of this type are truly
Vicki Gord is the owner and President of Thunderbird Trading Post Inc., Ms. Gord established the account March 05, 2004, with a deposit of $100,000.00 with no additional contributions and with interested earned the current account balance is $144,711.00. In 2005 US Bank Corp notified AGL that Vicki Gord had been indicted for money laundering, as an owner and operator of a smoke shop was in connection with a scheme to import and obtain contraband cigarettes from China, and elsewhere, and sell them to the public at large without paying applicable State of Washington taxes. Based on an internet search client plead guilty to trafficking in contraband cigarettes and stipulated in their plea agreements to the amount of the State of Washington’s
He was also given $10,000 in cash which was recorded by Aruban officials. (Wikipedia, n.d.) When official went to locate the body, they realized that Sloot was not being truthful. The location where he said the body was, was not even constructed. For this reason Sloot was charged for extortion and wire fraud in the U.S District court of Northern Alabama. On June 30 he was indicted on the charges.
There have also been cases where the NCAA has been too severe with their judgment. Let’s take the incident of Georgia tailback Todd Gurley. Todd sold his autographs for a quite a handsome sum-3000$. Now this is not ethical by all means and does break the rules of the NCAA but what it is not is criminal. Not only did Gurley receive a 4-matches suspension, the NCAA also added 40 hours of community service as punishment.
They do this by forging an additional U.S. social security card, and apply with a different name and address at a separate state administered issue station (Kuchs). There have even been cases where people do this more than once, at multiple state issue stations, and are approved for more than one share of assistance (Roebuck 14). This defames the programs and can cause the U.S. government millions of dollars each year. Recipients are required to only apply for SNAP within the state that they reside (Fong 6). This ties in with misrepresentation because these criminals create fake social security numbers and identities so that they are not caught in the system more than
(See piece entitled Private Prisons for Profit out of Control. The people who tout the virtues of the private sector might not have heard of caveat emptor as it relates to commerce. They forget that it was the loosely regulated bankers that crashed the economy in 2008; bankers who were happy to accept government bailout money even as they foreclosed on hapless homeowners. The banks have since been making out like bandits: the public pays on average $4.52 to use an ATM that is out of network; banks borrow cheap money and charge usurious rates on lending it—you take a cash advance on your credit card and you might pay 20 percent
Individual donors have donated 27 dollars individually to his campaign and he too has not accepted money from Wall Street. Whatever the current stance of the candidates are, presidential elections cost money. In 1757 George Washington spent 195 dollars on food and drinks to win the Virginia House of Burgess. The practice of using money, food and gifts to influence elections have been outlawed in all states. Each state and the federal government have rules and laws covering campaign finance.
Albert W. Florence, the petitioner in this case, was initially arrested in 1998 and charged with use of a deadly weapon and obstruction of justice (Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, Opinion, I). He pled guilty to two lesser counts and was ordered to make monthly payments to cover his fine. However, as stated in the Opinion of the Court, he did not keep up with his payments, and a warrant was issued for his arrest in 2003. Florence paid the rest of his fine only days later. However, when he and his wife were pulled over in Burlington County, New Jersey, in 2005, the state trooper’s computer system still had Florence’s warrant, so he arrested and transported him to Burlington County Detention Center.
The documentary shows the ups and downs these owners endure to be apart of this booming business. For instance, Marijuana is legal by the state of Colorado however; under federal law its still illegal. Jamie Perino of Euflora purchased a bank for about a million dollars, her initial plan is to use is as a dispensary location. If her plan falls through she can use it to charge a fee to the competition to store their money. In Colorado most banks are backed by the federal government, marijuana is illegal by the federal government so they wont allow the banks to
Those who have money or come from wealthy family are above the law; they can do anything they want and not having consequences, corrupting the criminal justice by paying judges, lawyers, cops, politicians, etc. For example, in 2014 the singer Justin Bieber was pulled over for DUI, he was arrested for resisting and driving without a valid license. Even though he was charged for all of that he was out of prison on $2,500 bail on the same day. On the other hand, if a lower income person would have gone through that, it wouldn’t have been that easy to get out of jail. In conclusion, the gap between rich and poor has and it will keep increasing, favoring just the wealthy ones.
Telling the truth very early on will prevent a person from facing very severe consequences. In September 2009, three men illegally started trading stocks with insider information making a profit of $37 million dollars. Kenneth Robinson the man who planned this scheme with Garrett Bauer a professional stock trader and Matthew Kluger a lawyer that had valuable information about major mergers broke the law to benefit themselves. Kenneth Robinson eventually got caught and he agreed to get evidence on Kluger and Bauer by recording phone calls and saving emails leading to the other two men getting caught. Bauer got sentenced to nine years in prison, Kluger was sentenced to 12 years in prison and Robinson received 27 months of prison time.
If this is true why are immigrants flooding the nation to live off billions of tax dollars from America? The majority of tax dollars are being used for military spending, government’s projects and not on welfare. Moreover, immigrants have no rigid to what welfare is. They don’t go from place to place saying there
Forbes released an article stating that Amado Carrillo had a net worth of twenty five billion dollars. Some say that this money was not beneficial in any way to Mexico, but others can prove them wrong. According to a Washington post article by John Ward Anderson titled: After Death, Kingpin’s life is An Open Book, Carrillo Fuentes behaved more like a businessman than a drug trafficker. He controlled his business very well and used his money to his advantage. He needed protection from the government so he would use his money to bribe officials.
America is filled with millions of immigrants that came to this country….either legal or illegal. As for those illegal immigrants, how are we going to deport over 12 million illegal immigrants? They are “stealing” millions of jobs from naturally born Americans but we never think about working harder to keep those jobs. Immigrants that move to this country of America, illegal or legal, helps this country’s economy stabilize with all the work they are doing to help build houses, trimming lawns in neighborhoods, plumbing, electricity….all the difficult jobs that help us, but Politicians continue to try and reform immigration instead of working with it. Donald Trump in the election has suggested a wall for the southern border of America as a promise
The North Randall paper states,"…Lumpkin, 29, bought firearms for two people in 2012, even though he knew it was illegal for them to own guns…(Heisig 2)" This raises a startling realization that Lumpkin has been committing crimes for almost four years. How – and more importantly – why did Lumpkin escape punishment when caught black-marketing firearms the first time? This is similar to a child stealing a toy. If he gets away with it once, what is preventing him from doing so again? In the police officer 's oath, it says that each officer must hold themselves and others accountable ("What is Law Enforcement?").