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Tavares Mayor Accused of Fraud

Fraud is serious. Just ask recently arrested Tavares Mayor, Robert Wolfe. Mayor Wolfe is accused of committing fraud by submitting a false claim to his insurance company for $9,300 worth of damage to his home. It is alleged that Mayor Wolfe submitted a claim to his insurance company that he was forced to move out of his home due...

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| Read Time: < 1 minute | Tax Crimes

Tax fraud charges can be civil or criminal

In the criminal law, it is usually necessary for prosecutors to prove that a defendant had a certain mental state. Law students learn a term for this: “mens rea.” This is a Latin phrase referring to the mental element of an offense. Consider, for example, the crime of tax fraud. There is a big difference between good faith errors...

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