I stumbled onto records which indicate an individual has over the past several years filed for creation of LLCs and corporations within the State of FL only to have the businesses be repeatedly dissolved the following year by the state for lack of annual reports. Agents and Directors listed for these businesses have been doing the same thing in their names. Is there a potential for fraud in this practice? I have done nothing with the information but I'm concerned that if this is illegal, it doesn't appear to have been noticed by anyone. At the very least, it must be unethical.
Tell me, what does this question have to do with criminal defense? This forum is full of attorneys who defend people who are charged with crime. It is not against the law to create a corporation. It is not against the law for that corporation to be administratively dissolved the following year. Most businesses formed fail within the first 3 years. What you are asking is if it is a crime to fail at business. Wrong forum.
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I don't see anything significant or criminal from what you have posted. Many people will talk about starting a business and incorporate, only to decide they don't want to start that particular business or have that particular business structure, etc. If you believe you have evidence of fraudulent behavior and you have something more than what you have posted here, contact the appropriate law enforcement agency.
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Who are you? The Sunbiz internet police?
What is your interest in these shenanigans?
My advise: Mind your own business and leave everyone else alone.
No good deed goes unpunished (not that I think this is any sort of a good deed) and "good samaratains" always finish last.
My advise: Unless you are being injured or threatened (in which case you should call the cops) get on with your own life and let "the individual" do whatever the heck s/he wants to do.
I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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