White Collar Investigation Teams

White collar crimes include a full range of major frauds committed by business and government professionals. These crimes are generally characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust, and are not necessarily dependent on the application or threat of violence. The motivation is usually financial and/or personal gain; to obtain or avoid losing money, property, or services, or to secure a personal or business advantage. White collar crimes are not victimless crimes. These crimes can bankrupt companies, devastate families by depleting their life savings, or cost government agencies billions of dollars.

The California Department of Justice, Bureau of Investigation, White Collar Investigation Teams, are dedicated to using its skills to investigate white collar crimes, criminal activities such as public corruption, money laundering, corporate fraud, securities and commodities fraud, mortgage fraud, financial institution fraud, bank fraud and embezzlement, fraud against the government, election law violations, mass marketing fraud, and health care fraud. The White Collar Investigation Teams primarily focus on complex investigations, often with a nexus to criminal networks or organized crime. The White Collar Investigation Teams work closely with the California Department of Justice, Special Prosecutions Unit, to target sophisticated, multi-layered, fraud cases that continue to harm California’s residents and the economy.