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Understanding the charges in the college admissions scandal

People around the country have been outraged by the allegations that a number of wealthy parents conspired with coaches, administrators and others to get their children into colleges and universities by cheating on entrance exams and presenting phony athletic credentials.

Man accused of selling fentanyl to an overdose victim

According to federal authorities, a Cleveland man sold a fatal dose of drugs to a buyer in Lakewood. Allegedly, the drug sale involved heroin and fentanyl. The man who died was living in a sober halfway house at the time of his death. The alleged drug dealer was arrested last Aug. 22, and he has been held in jail ever since

Two famous white collar crime cases from recent history

White collar crime receives its name because it's usually committed by professionals who often wear suits and white collar shirts. They typically involve some type of fraud and/or financial crime. These criminal acts are usually performed by people who have the power to manipulate financial markets, complete insider trade deals, submit fraudulent insurance documents, unlawfully redirect assets into their personal accounts or commit other types of acts in violation of the law.

3 of the most common types of white collar crime

White collar crime is named "white collar" because it's usually committed by professionals who are working in an office setting. These professionals, who may be in charge of vast sums of money, could be accused of stealing some of that money -- which would be one form of white collar crime: Embezzlement. In other situation, someone could be accused of white collar crimes related to fraud, investment scams, insurance violations and more.

Indictments grow substantially in Northern Ohio

In Cleveland, federal prosecutors are boasting over their record number of indictments in 2018. The U.S. Attorney's Office has shown a marked increase in the number of indictments, growing from 959 people between October 2017 and Sept. 30, 2018. That's an increase of 50 percent over the previous fiscal year. This is the highest number of indictments in over a decade.

Governmental investigation: Even officials face charges for fraud

White collar crimes are generally nonviolent crimes that include political corruption, health care fraud, mortgage fraud, money laundering, securities fraud and other forms. White collar crimes can destroy a company's name, negatively impact families and result in billions of dollars of losses for investors.

What exactly is bribery?

If you work in the government or are someone of influence, then you have to beware of accepting anything that could be seen as a bribe. Bribery is when a person accepts anything of value in exchange for influence. For example, a person who wants a mayor to pass an ordinance in their city may buy the mayor's high-school graduate a new car or help them get a high-paying job at a young age.

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