Davis, the chief accountant of the Del Norte Credit Union, cleverly juggled the company records over a period of years. During that time, she took at least $35,000 belonging to the credit union. When the theft was discovered by outside auditors, Davis repaid the money with interest.
Murdock was a witness at a civil trial for damages. Before testifying, he took an oath, “to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,” Nevertheless, while being questioned by one of the attorney’s, Murdock deliberately lied, hoping to help the defendant.
If this could be proved, could he be punished for a crime?
Officers of six competing cosmetic manufactures met at a trade convention. All of the officers agreed to use the same wholesale prices. They also agreed to follow the lead of the biggest company in making future price charges. Each officer agreed to promote sales by advertising only within an assigned geographical region.
Were the officers and their companies guilty of any crime?
Do not involve force, violence, do not cause injury to people, and do not cause physical damage to property.
Evading income tax, defrauding consumers, cheating with false weighing machines, conspiring to fix prices, making false fire insurance and auto insurance claims, false advertising, bribery, political corruption, and embezzlement.
A state law makes “hit and run” driving a crime. The law requires drivers of motor vehicles involved in an accident to stay at the scene, give their names and addresses, and show the drivers licenses. Barlow, who was arrested for violating this law, claimed that the law was unconstitutional. He said that the law violated his fifth amendment right against self-incrimination.