Money Laundering: A White Collar Crime
When it comes to financial schemes and agencies such as the IRS, the FBI, the DEA, and other federal agencies, you don't want to take a chance risking your future. These organizations will often investigate someone and a business when there are too many red flags; however, it does not mean the person is guilty by any means. Even if you are innocent, or if you honestly made a mistake or if you were under duress, it's vital that you enlist the services of our firm as early as possible, even during the pre-file investigation stages.
Money laundering is a white collar crime that involves disguising the origins of illegally-obtained funds. Money gained through illegal activities is made to look legitimate through this process. The illegal activities may be such things as drug trafficking, various types of fraud, accounting crimes, tax evasion, public corruption, or other criminal means. Con artists, terrorists, corrupt politicians and public officials all may try to use money laundering to make their funds appear as if they came from a legal activity.
Looking at Appropriate Laws
In the United States, the Bank Secrecy Act requires that cash transactions that exceed $10,000 must be reported on a currency transaction report, which identifies the person making the transaction and the source of the funds. Additionally, financial institutions generate a Suspicious Activity Report which identifies funds which they suspect come from illegal activity. The Money Laundering Control Act of 1986 criminalizes this activity. Because money laundering is connected with drug trafficking and terrorism, it may be investigated by the FBI, IRS, DEA, and other federal agencies.
The sooner we can get involved in your case, the better our chances of preventing formal charges being filed against you in the first place. We are well aware that there may be other parties involved that are responsible for any illegal activity, and you will need our help to accomplish this and to mitigate the consequences that you potentially face. What we do here and now has the potential to turn around the entire course of the investigation, let us help you improve your chances of a favorable outcome.
Obtaining the Assistance You Need
If you have been charged with money laundering or are being investigated for this crime, you will need the legal services of a competent attorney. We advise you to contact our firm to arrange a legal consultation with an attorney at your earliest opportunity. Our firm concentrates on criminal defense and our legal team will begin investigating the facts of your case and working on an aggressive defense strategy immediately. We have the knowledge, skills, and dedication to provide you with comprehensive legal service aimed at protecting your rights and achieving the most optimum results possible. We understand that good people can make mistakes and we don't want to see you go down for something you didn't do or for something you were forced to participate in or suffer the consequences.