Top-Rated White Collar Crime Lawyer

White Collar Crime Lawyer

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By Thomas D. Carver

Developed by lawyers in Springfield MO at Carver & Associates, a team of criminal defense attorneys who specialize in white collar criminal defense and tax crime cases.







What is a White Collar Crime?

White collar crime is now synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals. These crimes are characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust and are not dependent on the application or threat of physical force or violence.

The United States Code contains many crimes that are variations on a theme of fraud such as wire fraud, mail fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, and many others. It’s often the case that if you are under indictment, you’ll require the services of a federal criminal lawyer. A federal criminal lawyer possesses the unique expertise in dealing with federal statutes and courts.

Those familiar with the lexicon of federal crimes will often say there are no innocent people, just the un-indicted. For example, anyone who has ever overvalued his or her personal property on a financial statement was given when applying for a loan has committed bank fraud. Your grandmother’s diamond ring might be worth $10,000.00 to you but a quick cash sale is likely to yield far less than that.

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Common Questions

Do I have to speak with the FBI if they come to my house?

If a federal agent shows up at your house or business and just wants to talk, don’t do it. You have a constitutional right to decline to speak with anyone and you should exercise your 5th Amendment privilege whenever you are approached by law enforcement on anything other than the very most routine of matters. You don’t want that call to your lawyer to be the one you made right after you finished telling an FBI agent your life story including all of your financial dealings.


Top 10 Most Notorious White-collar Cases


10. Martin Frankel – $200 million
09. Bayou Hedge Fund – $300 million
08. John Rusnak – $691 million
07. Enron – $1 billion+
06. Toshihide Iguchi – $1.1 billion+
05. Nick Leeson – $1.4 billion
04. WorldCom – $3.8 billion
03. Jerome Kerviel – $4.9 billion
02. Allen Stanford – $8 billion
01. Bernard Madoff – $65 billion

White Collar Crime in Missouri

  • Criminal fraud
  • Financial crimes
  • Money laundering
  • Tax evasion
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Tax penalty abatement
  • Medicare fraud
  • Medicaid fraud
  • Falsification of financial information
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Bribery
  • Intellectual property theft
  • Piracy
  • Health care fraud
  • Advance fee fraud
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Promissory note fraud
  • Commodities fraud
  • Broker embezzlement
  • Market manipulation
  • Labor racketeering
  • Cybercrime
  • Copyright infringement
  • Forgery

United States Courts Western District of Missouri

Southern Division
United States Courthouse
222 North John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65806

Cedar County, Dade County, Polk County, Dallas County, Laclede County, Pulaski County, Greene County, Webster County, Wright County, Texas County, Christian County, Douglas County, Taney County, Ozark County, Howell County, Oregon County

Southwestern Division
Jasper County Courthouse
302 South Main Street
Carthage, Missouri 64836

Vernon County, Barton County, Jasper County, Newton County, Lawrence County, McDonald County, Barry County, Stone County

Central Division
United States Courthouse
80 Lafayette Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Pettis County, Benton County, Hickory County, Howard County, Cooper County, Morgan County, Camden County, Moniteau County, Miller County, Cole County, Callaway County, Osage County

Western Division
Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse
400 East 9th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106

Clay County, Ray County, Carroll County, Jackson County, LaFayette County, Saline County, Cass County, Johnson County, Henry County, St. Clair County

St. Joseph Division
Buchanan County Courthouse
411 Jules Street
Rm. 223-Mann Conf. Rm
St. Joseph, Missouri 64501

Atchison County, Nodaway County, Worth County, Harrison County, Mercer County, Putnam County, Holt County, Andrew County, DeKalb County, Daviess County, Gentry County, Clinton County, Caldwell County, Livingston County

Why Carver & Associates

45+ Years of Proven Experience. Thousands of cases won. Award-Winning Representation.

Over 45 Years of Proven Experience

Tom has been a pillar of the Springfield MO legal community for four decades. He has represented over 300 clients in federal cases and literally thousands of clients in Missouri state courts.

Five-Time Lawyer of the Year

Five-time designation by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of criminal law in Springfield, Missouri among numerous other accolades..

A Track-Record of Successful Outcomes

Tom is a fierce advocate for his clients and is known for helping families obtain the best outcome possible. Sentence reductions, dismissals and death row reversals to name a few.

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The Power of Experience


When your life is on the line, you don’t want to chance your future to a legal rookie. You need an advocate who has seen it all before and knows how to make the best out of a terrible situation.

Carver & Associates are not only experienced, but effective. Judicial matters can be complicated, and we are on hand to answer your questions and keep you informed on every aspect of your case. We take great pride in using our experience to benefit you.

Thousands of People Helped

Using our experience to secure positive outcomes for our clients.

Felony Assault Trial

Not Guilty

Class A Felony Domestic Assault

Reduced to Misdemeanor

Five Counts of Sex Trafficking

All Charges Dismissed

Federal Death Penalty

Death Sentence Commuted