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Generally, money laundering is pursued as a federal crime, which means government agents will thoroughly investigate the matter, and the prosecution will use their abundance of resources to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you're guilty of the offense. Because of this, it's imperative to reach out to a skilled attorney who knows the federal justice system.

At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, our white collar attorney has taken on hundreds of cases and has represented individuals in over 20 federal district courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. We know the processes and the techniques the government will use to attempt to land a conviction. When you hire us, we will leverage this knowledge to challenge the accusations and work toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.

Regardless of whether you're still under investigation for or have been charged with money laundering, acting quickly is important for building your defense. Discuss your case during a consultation by calling us at (617) 227-3700 today!

What Is Money Laundering?

A broad definition of money laundering is that it occurs when you knowingly have money or property obtained through unlawful activity, and you process it through various transactions to try to conceal its source.

Many money laundering offenses involve:

  • Placement: Depositing the illegally obtained money into a legitimate bank
  • Layering: Using the money in various transactions
  • Integration: Withdrawing the money from the legitimate account

The federal government has two laws that prohibit conduct related to money laundering: U.S. Code §§ 1956 and 1957.

Under the laundering of monetary instruments law, it's illegal, when you know money has been obtained through unlawful means, to:

  • Encourage the continuance of the unlawful activity
  • Conceal the source of the money
  • Avoid adherence to state or federal reporting requirements
  • Transport unlawfully obtained money into or out of the United States

A violation of this federal money laundering law could result in a fine of up to $500,000 and/or imprisonment for up to 20 years.

According to 18 U.S. Code § 1957, it is unlawful to engage in or attempt to engage in a monetary transaction that involves unlawfully obtained property valued at more than $10,000. A conviction for this offense carries with it imprisonment for up to 10 years and/or a fine.

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If you're being investigated for or have been charged with money laundering, our Boston attorney is ready to help you. Aside from having to prove you committed specific elements of the alleged offense, the prosecutor (as well as investigating agents) must ensure that their conduct did not or does not violate your constitutional rights. If it does, it's possible that evidence obtained in your case could be thrown out, weakening the allegations against you. At Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, we have effectively challenged the government in cases involving Fourth Amendment violations, and we are ready to use our knowledge and skills to fight the prosecutor's accusations against you.

Tell us the details of your circumstances, and we'll help you understand your legal options. Call us at (617) 227-3700 or contact us online today.

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Significant Cases

  • Successful Challenge US v Warshak

    631 F3d 266 CA 6 (2010): Successful challenge to the Department of Justice’s reliance on the Stored Communications Act to seize the content of emails in violation of the Fourth Amendment

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Bravo Fernandez

    (722 F3d 1, 1st Cir, 2013): Federal Court of Appeals reversed conviction of a leading businessman in Puerto Rico for federal programs bribery holding that gratuities cannot, legally, be the basis for such a conviction.

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    (1st Cir, 9-27-13): Federal Court of Appeals vacated a monetary sanction imposed against a criminal defense attorney holding that there was no legal or factual basis for the imposition of the sanction.

  • Vacated Conviction US v Urciuoli

    513 F3d 290 CA 1 (2008): Vacating of honest services conviction as a result of instructions that impermissibly broadened the “official act” element of 18 USC 1346.

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    456 F3d 278 CA 1 (2006): Affirming trial court’s granting of habeas corpus relief to a RICO defendant whose decision to plead guilty to murder predicates was found to be involuntary due to prosecutor’s concealment of core exculpatory evidence.

  • Appeal of Conviction US v Stewart

    433 F3d 273 CA 2 (2006): Co-counsel in appeal of conviction of Martha Stewart for making false statements and obstructing an SEC investigation.

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    364 F3d 339 CA 1 (2004): Reversal of money laundering convictions following split jury verdict in prosecution of Boston real estate developer

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    187 F3d 1 CA 1 (1999): Representation of attorneys charged with non-contempt civil sanctions.

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