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February 2019 Archives

SEC accuses former Apple lawyer with insider trading

Apple Inc. reaps large profits selling phones and computers to consumers in South Carolina and worldwide. Even so, major corporations experience ups and downs in their stock prices, and a lawyer formerly employed by Apple now stands accused of allegedly selling company stock before earnings announcements that influenced the stock's price. The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit claiming that the man engaged in insider trading, and a U.S. attorney has prepared criminal charges against him. He lost his position at Apple in September 2018.

Black defendants may face additional burdens in court records

Racial discrimination can affect many aspects of the criminal prosecution, trial and sentencing of people in South Carolina. One often-overlooked aspect of racial disparities in the criminal justice system involves the mistaken recording and understanding of Black English in the courtroom. One study examined court stenographers in Philadelphia, finding that they made errors in two-fifths of the sentences spoken in Black English grammar and accurately paraphrased only a third of the content.

What can happen if you lie on your taxes?

When it comes to filing your taxes, it is all too easy to make mistakes, but some mistakes or omissions can leave you facing considerable trouble and hardship. Misrepresenting your income or otherwise being less-than-honest when filing your taxes may constitute tax fraud, for example, which is a highly serious crime that brings with it equally serious consequences.

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