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What does passive bribery involve?

The typical image of bribery involves someone offering cash or perks as a way to procure something illegally. California "bribe-givers" don't usually operate in a vacuum. Bribery requires more than one participant to occur. The person receiving the bribe may break the...

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Embezzlement vs. theft

While you may think of theft and embezzlement as the same thing, the law defines them differently. The consequences for embezzlement are somewhat different than the consequences for theft in California. By understanding the differences, you'll be better suited to...

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The rise of mortgage fraud

Home values in California and around the nation have remained steady, and in some areas, they have actually risen. This has led potential homebuyers to want to get in the action. However, for many, that is simply not possible due to their financial standing. It is...

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Can an employee be held personally liable?

For the most part, you do not face personal liability for the employee actions you take at work — unless, of course, you commit a crime such as embezzlement, computer fraud, etc. However, your personal liability risk increases if you work as a supervisor, manager or...

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