The difference between bribery and extortion

When many people think about bribery and extortion, they may think these offenses are the same thing. However, there are a few important differences between these charges and it is important to understand the difference.  FindLaw says that bribery occurs when people...

Mortgage fraud is on the rise

Owning a home plays a big role in attaining the American Dream. Without this essential piece of the pie, people feel they have not yet succeeded. Owning a home allows people to customize their space how they see fit while adding equity to their assets. Is it worth...

Is fraud a problem with SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has been in use since the 1930s. It started as a way to help low income families devastated by the economic downturn in the country due to the Great Depression. Since then, the program has gained many opponents who feel...

What is wire fraud?

Not every crime involves physically harming another person. In addition, not every crime involves even meeting the victim. It is possible to commit a crime that does not involve any physical contact with the victim at all. Such crimes generally fall under the label of...

What are the federal marijuana laws?

Mississippi does not have any legalized marijuana policies in the state. This includes for medical use. The state laws maintain criminalization of the drug. This follows federal law. While many states have legalized marijuana at least for medical use, the federal law...

What are the elements of mail fraud?

Crimes involving the mail occur at the federal level because the U.S. Postal Service is part of the U.S. government. Therefore, the mail falls under federal jurisdiction. This does not mean that local officials can not be a part of investigations or arrests concerning...