17 episodes

An exploration of fraud and white collar crime. Your host is Gene P. Tausk of The Tausk Law Firm in Houston, TX. We will discuss various aspects of fraud and white collar crime involving fraud including: legal, historical, the personalities involved, law enforcement responses and the victims of fraud. Inquiries for future podcast subjects always welcome.

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White Collar Crime and Fraud Podcast Gene Tausk

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An exploration of fraud and white collar crime. Your host is Gene P. Tausk of The Tausk Law Firm in Houston, TX. We will discuss various aspects of fraud and white collar crime involving fraud including: legal, historical, the personalities involved, law enforcement responses and the victims of fraud. Inquiries for future podcast subjects always welcome.

Introduction and exit music: Dark Hallway (clean) Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Episode 17 - Is your company suffering from embezzlement?

    Episode 17 - Is your company suffering from embezzlement?

    Embezzlement is the misappropriation of funds.  Embezzlement can take many forms but one of the more common types is when funds are taken by an employee who works for a company.  There are several warning signs of embezzlement.  In this episode, we will examine some of the more common signs.  

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    • 25 min
    The Halloween Episode

    The Halloween Episode

    Fraud takes many forms.   Considering this is the Halloween season, this podcast focuses on fraud involving rather unusual forms of fraud involving.............mummification and people who claim they have "psychic" powers, among others.  As I said, fraud takes many forms.  Also - a correction to a statement I made in the podcast - abuse of a corpse, which can include mummification - is a crime in many areas.  

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    • 24 min
    Episode 15 - The Strange Case of Michael Avenatti

    Episode 15 - The Strange Case of Michael Avenatti

    In 2017 and 2018, anywhere you looked the picture of Michael Avenatti seemed to be there.  Michael Avenatti graduated the top of his class from George Washington School of Law and went on to have a meteoric rise as a legal eagle.  He earned millions from his legal abilities and was known as a powerhouse in the courtroom.  In 2016 Donald Trump was elected President and Avenatti began representing Stormy Daniels, a porn star, claiming that the non-disclosure agreement Daniels signed with Trump for alleged sexual activity should be nullified.  He was even considered as a Presidential candidate for the Democrat party to take on Trump.  Then, in 2019, it all came crashing down. Avenatti was charged with and convicted of attempted extortion against Nike and was given 30 months in prison.  Other criminal actions and lawsuits are pending.  When does "effectively representing your client" become "extortion?"

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    • 29 min
    Episode 14 - An Overview of Immigration Fraud pt 2

    Episode 14 - An Overview of Immigration Fraud pt 2

    We conclude our overview of Immigration Fraud with this week's podcase.  We discuss document fraud, passport fraud, fraud involving the Visa Lottery, and penalties and punishments for Immigration related crimes.  We will explore more of Immigration fraud in future episodes.

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    • 27 min
    An overview of Immigration Fraud - part 1

    An overview of Immigration Fraud - part 1

    NOTE!!!!  By mistake the previous episode on the Albanian Pyramid Scheme was uploaded into this episode.  This was corrected.  THIS episode focuses on an overview of Immigration Fraud.  We cover the basics of the American Immigration system and discuss Immigration marriage fraud.  



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    • 28 min
    Episode 12 - Pyramid Schemes and the collapse of Albania

    Episode 12 - Pyramid Schemes and the collapse of Albania

    In the 1991, the nation of Albania was liberated from 50 years of hard-line Communism led by Enver Hoxha.  Even by Soviet and Eastern European standards, the system of Communism imposed on Albania in 1944 was cruel and rigid.  From 1944 until 1991, Albania was, in many ways, completely closed off from the rest of the world.  When Communism fell, the country opened up to market reforms.  Unfortunately, this also led to a proliferation of criminal gangs who took advantage of the confusion to set up "investment funds" that were nothing more than Pyramid or Ponzi schemes.  Thousands of people lost money in these schemes which led to the collapse of the government and a brief civil war.  We explore in this episode how pyramid schemes led to the collapse of an entire government.  



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    • 27 min

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