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The Language of Fraud Cases

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In a number of criminal law cases, defendants are accused of using language to defraud. The evidence often provides analyzable language that provides clues to the ways that the alleged fraud took ... More


The role of linguistic analysis in bribery cases

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter summarizes how important it is to start with the speech event when analyzing the language evidence of bribery cases. In some cases the completion phase is absent. In other cases the ... More


Government Contract Fraud

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Linguistic analysis was used in a case involving the US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) Program’s investigation of an American company manufacturing helicopters for the military. The owner was ... More


Money Laundering (Fraud)

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

One arena of money laundering is offshore banking. In 1996 an informant told a government agent that he knew a Swiss banker who would arrange money laundering for cocaine dealers. When the undercover ... More


Resource Conservation Fraud

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes how linguistic analysis assisted defense lawyers in a case brought by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against a metal-finishing business in Minnesota, claiming that ... More


Trade Secrets Fraud and Economic Espionage

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act protects the intellectual property of industries from theft of trade secrets. In 1995 a government agent publicly advertised his services as a technology information ... More


Securities Fraud

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The government investigated a stockbroker by using two stockbrokers caught in a previous sting operation. They recorded thirty-eight conversations with the stockbroker during a stock sale speech ... More


Price-Fixing (Fraud)

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Marc Whitacre of Archer Daniels Midland reported to the government that his company was involved in price-fixing. He then began tape-recording his meetings with his boss, Michael Andreas, and other ... More


The linguistic tools for dealing with bribery

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The linguistic unit of the speech event is defined as a recurring occasion that has tacitly understood rules of preference and unspoken conventions as to what can and cannot count as valid. All ... More


Corrupt Foreign Business Practices (Fraud)

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Fraud Cases

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190270643
eISBN:
9780190270667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270643.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Corrupt Foreign Practices Act was enacted to prevent American businesses from bribing foreign governments to get contracts. In a 2010 sting operation, Yoshi Cohen, whose company produced body ... More


Introduction to the language of bribery

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes one of the serious problems faced by both prosecutors and defense attorneys in bribery cases—attending only to part of the language evidence (often the smoking gun) rather than ... More


The aborted bribery event of U.S. Senator Larry Pressler

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Analysis of the FBI’s undercover interview with Senator Pressler highlights the usefulness of the structure and flow of a bribery speech event. The first two phases, problem and proposed ... More


The crystal-clear bribery events of U.S. Congressmen Ozzie Myers and Richard Kelly

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

To provide a touchstone indicating a felicitous bribery speech event, this chapter reviews two FBI Abscam sting cases of the 1980s. The structure and flow of the speech events in these cases provide ... More


The camouflaged bribery events of businessmen Kenneth McDonald and Milton McGregor

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Camouflaging occurs when the agents or cooperating witnesses try to hide their crime by making it appear legal when actually it is not. In McDonald’s case, even though the bribery speech event’s ... More


The manipulated bribery event of businessman Paul Manziel

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

In this complex bribery case the police gave a local handyman unsupervised rein for ten days to tape record Bobby Joe Manziel agreeing to participate in a drug related crime. As an afterthought, the ... More


A bribery event that never happened: The case of businessman Vernon Drabek

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A city council member misunderstood Drabek’s offer to help her employ a tax resale plan as a way to get credit for solving a city problem and also to help her with campaign financing, including a ... More


The bribery event that continued after the target said “no”: The case of U.S. Senator Harrison A. Williams

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This case is an example of how an undercover agent never managed to reach the bribery speech event’s necessary phase 4 completion. The problem phase was clear enough. The FBI agent posing as an Arab ... More


The business transaction event that morphed into a bribery event: The case of Texas state legislator Billy Clayton

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Bribery Cases

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The FBI’s Brilab (bribery labor) sting operation mixed the three different speech events of a business transaction, a campaign contribution, and bribery in ways that confused the participants. The ... More


Analyzing Murder Law Terminology and Evidence

Roger W. Shuy

in The Language of Murder Cases: Intentionality, Predisposition, and Voluntariness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199354832
eISBN:
9780199398454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354832.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter describes the way effective linguistic analysis deals with the entire body of language evidence rather than relying only on the commonly assumed “smoking gun” evidence. It advocates an ... More


The Language of Bribery Cases

Roger W. Shuy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945139
eISBN:
9780199345922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945139.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The Language of Bribery Cases describes ten bribery-related court cases for which Roger W. Shuy served as an expert language witness. The cases described include the bribery or alleged ... More


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