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Accounting Mistake or Embezzlement?

The Fine Line Between Accounting Mistake & Embezzlement in Texas

Published: Nov 15, 2023 in Criminal Defense, Federal Crimes, Theft Crimes

No one goes to work thinking they’ll be accused of embezzlement. However, charges related to embezzling funds happen constantly, even though they frequently stem from mere misunderstandings or internal company disputes. Embezzlement charges usually come as a shock to the accused. Many people are quick to defend themselves and explain the matter. However, this could easily worsen a situation, even if it was an honest accounting error. In such crucial moments, an experienced embezzlement lawyer like Houston’s Ned Barnett becomes indispensable. With over 30 years of experience, Ned Barnett provides…

Houston Child Porn Charges: How People Get Caught

Published: May 08, 2020 in Child Sex Crimes, Criminal Defense, Federal Crimes, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Child pornography investigations in Harris County often involve a combination of federal, state, and local law enforcement. The involvement of several agencies happens because of the seriousness of the charges, and because child pornography rings often cross state lines and even international borders. For instance, a 2013 international child pornography investigation known as Project Spade resulted in the arrest of over 350 people in 50 countries. Nowadays, Hoston police rely more and more on technology in child porn investigations – particularly file-sharing networks. If you are accused of possessing or…

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When Do State Offenses Become Federal Sex Crimes?

Published: Aug 09, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Federal Crimes, Sex Crimes

On July 6, 2019, international celebrity R. Kelly was arrested for federal sex crimes. Kelly has been at the center of controversy for almost two decades and has faced criminal charges in both state and federal courts. For example, in 2002 he was indicted in Chicago by the Cook County court on 21 counts of child pornography. After a lengthy and well-publicized trial, he was acquitted in 2008 after the main witness against him refused to take the stand. Now, years later, he will again face criminal charges, but this…