White Collar Crimes in Texas

The term “White Collar crime” is a generic one; that is, it refers generally to crimes committed by the use of the pen rather than the sword. There is no legal definition of the word, whose origin is probably journalistic in nature.

Most people think of street crimes such as murder, robbery, theft, burglary, assault, sexual assault and the like when the term “Crime” is used. “White Collar” crimes usually refer to embezzlement, mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, and many Federal conspiracy crimes.