Many Tennessee residents know that applying for a mortgage may be confusing and frustrating, especially with the lending changes that have occurred since the 2008 housing market crash. Making minor false statements on a loan application may seem innocuous, especially if listing factual data makes it difficult to qualify for a mortgage. However, the recent increase in mortgage fraud cases and convictions shows that there may be significant consequences to such actions.
Would you recognize a meth lab in your own neighborhood? A Memphis neighborhood had suspected their neighbors of running a meth lab but weren’t certain until it exploded during Valentine’s Day week. The occupants of the house were fortunate to only sustain minor injuries since meth lab explosions can be fatal.
Medicare fraud is quite a common occurrence in Tennessee and throughout the country. This can put patients' health at risk, and it also costs taxpayers a lot of money. Many different parties can commit this type of fraud and, if caught, the penalties can be severe.
Many residents in Middle Tennessee and across the state might reasonably believe that white collar crime is a criminal law realm that authorities comparatively deemphasize. After all, it is often stories spotlighting notably violent crimes that garner high-profile press coverage in national media outlets. The white collar criminal sphere lacks similar pulse and drama.