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Major sports collector facing wire fraud charges

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Northern Illinois has filed an eight-page criminal information document alleging a major sports memorabilia collector defrauded investors, customers and banks of more than $10 million. The wire fraud charges stem from an investigation by the Chicago FBI. The document claims, among other things, that the collector used a counterfeit Heisman Trophy to secure a $100,000 bank loan.

Looking at various types of white collar crime

Largely considered to be a white collar crime, investment fraud can take a number of different forms. Among the most popular types of fraud that Illinois residents should be aware of is the Ponzi scheme. These schemes involve paying out returns to existing investors using capital invested by new participants in the plan. They are characterized by their larger than average returns as well as being marketed as little or no risk to investors.

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