The Federal Bureau of Investigation is often involved in cases of white collar crime. Past cases that they have worked on include the one involving the energy and commodities company Enron.
To know how these crimes work and how investigations are carried out, it is important to think about how the federal government looks at them. For instance, the FBI has posted right on its main website that the main components of this type of crime are stealing, lying and cheating.
While this simplifies things considerably, the basic idea is that the FBI is looking into instances of fraud. This fraud could be based around lies that are allegedly told to people in order to steal money from them.
For example, the FBI also lists many different crimes, such as corporate fraud, bankruptcy fraud, theft of intellectual property, insurance fraud, and many more. Much of the time, these crimes fall in the category devoted to scams. While these things are broken down into specific crimes, it is not hard to get an overall picture of what the FBI is looking for when going through the list.
This knowledge is crucial for any Maryland individuals who have been accused of such crimes and who may be facing criminal charges. It can help them to see what type of crime the FBI thinks that they have committed, which can in turn help them set up a logical criminal defense. After all, everyone in Maryland has a right to a fair trial, no matter what type of criminal allegations they are facing.
Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation, "White Collar Crimes" Sep. 12, 2014