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Economic Crimes Unit

The Economic Crimes Division prosecutes a variety of complex and sophisticated white-collar crimes. The division currently has five experienced prosecutors that work closely and proactively with investigators from various local, state and federal agencies from the time of the initial complaint to sentencing of those responsible for the crimes.

The Economic Crimes Division prosecutions and investigates the following crimes:

  • Embezzlement; 
  • Investment Scams; 
  • Identity Theft;
  • Exploitation of the Elderly, 
  • Unlicensed and Fraudulent Practice of Law;
  • State Tax Fraud;
  • Public Assistance Fraud;
  •  Mortgage and Bank Fraud; and 
  • A Variety of Crimes Relating to Condominium Mismanagement.

Elder Exploitation Unit

Stock Photo Elders

The creation of the Elderly Exploitation Unit is a testament to State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle’s commitment to protect seniors. The unit is one of nation’s only prosecutorial units that specializes in protecting elders from financial crimes.

The unit is staffed by an Elder Exploitation Prosecutor and an Elder Victim Specialist who, with the assistance of the Chief of the State Attorney’s investigation team, coordinate numerous elder financial exploitation investigations and prosecutions. These parties work with law enforcement and State agencies to provide community resources for senior citizens.

Contact Information

Office of State Attorney 

Katherine Fernandez Rundle
Economic Crimes Unit
1350 N.W. 12th Avenue
Fifth Floor
Miami, Florida 33136
Phone: (305) 547-0580

John Perikles
Division Chief