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I want to know what responsibility I would have or any criminal

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I want to know what responsibility I would have or any criminal liability I would incur if somebody gave me too much money by mistake and I kept the money, civil or criminal?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 7 years ago.
Hello and thank you for your question. Please elaborate on the situation. Is this an employer? a contract?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.


This is not a contract or an employer. It is simply the liquidation of a brokerage account with an overpayment on the part of the brokerage house. Whether a client's brolerage account is a "contract" is open to legal interpretation.

Expert:  INFOLAWYER replied 7 years ago.
You would be sued for the overpayment if you do not return it. That could result in a judgment.
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