What is International Money Laundering?
Hiding the origin of money by sending it into international banking systems by way of off-shore bank accounts is called international money laundering.
Money laundering is essentially a scheme to make or attempt to make illegally gained funds appear legitimate. The term “laundering” refers to this act of “washing” the dirty money to make it seem clean.
Money laundering is a federal crime under the Money Laundering Control Act (18 U.S.C. §§ 1956 and 1957). This Act provides for severe penalties with fines up to $500,000 or twice the amount of the funds in questions, whichever is more, and harsh prison sentences of 20 years and more. The Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 and the recent Patriot Act of 2001 have added provisions allowing more aggressive prosecution, strict scrutiny and increased restrictions on international financial transactions and as well asharsh penalties for officials who help to facilitate money laundering.Penalties can also include criminal forfeiture of assets.
Money illegally obtained in laundering schemes is commonly made by:
- drug dealing,
- human trafficking,
- stealing, and other white collar criminal activities.
A money laundering charge often appears together with other criminal allegations, usually in relation to drug crimes, financial fraud, or other cases where the individual under investigation or charged with money laundering has obtained money or other property illegally.
The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. represents clients under investigation or facing money laundering charges involving:
- Illegal wire transfers or wire fraud;
- Failure to report individual financial transactions over $10,000; and
- Bank fraud
The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A.offers experienced, aggressive defense against state and federal money laundering charges.
Money Laundering Defenses
The most common defense to money laundering is lack of knowledge or intent. When you retain The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A, you can be assured that Richard G. Salzman will fight fiercely toestablish that you did not intend to participate in unlawful activity or that your financial transaction was not effectuated to hide any unlawful activity.
While related criminal charges can further hinder your money laundering defense, keep in mind that just because you have been accused, that doesn’t mean you are guilty.
Since money laundering is such a serious charge carrying such extreme penalties, you need an outstanding criminal defense lawyer.
Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Handling International Money Laundering Cases
Regardless of the particular money launderingcharges you may be facing, we have the expertise needed to mount an effective defense – even in complicated cases involving large scale international money laundering. We provide skilled and effective representation for both domestic and international charges related to money laundering.
If you are being investigated for international money laundering or facing international money laundering charges, you owe it to yourself to speak with an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney about the particular circumstances of your case.
Florida Criminal Defense lawyer Richard G. Salzman will work every angle to get your money laundering case dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge to avoid the harsh sanctions of a Federal money laundering conviction.
The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. handles money laundering cases as well as other financially related criminal charges. If you have been charged with a money laundering offense and are in need of personalized representation, The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. can offer the criminal defense you deserve. Our firm offers years of experience in successfully defending criminal cases throughout South Florida.
The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. is a well-respected, full service, highly qualified and professional Florida Criminal Defense Law firm located in Hollywood, Florida with a Regional office in Naples, Florida. Richard G. Salzman is dedicated to the aggressive representation and defense of those being investigated or accused of Federal money laundering offenses. The Florida Criminal Defense Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. is committed to provide you with the vigorous defense you need. We will aggressively analyze, review and address all of the legal and factual issues and defenses that may arise in your case.
When you retain The Florida Criminal Defense Law Firm of Richard G. Salzman, P.A., you can be assured that The Florida Criminal Defense Law Firm of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. will not only defend your rights, but will help to guide you through the confusing and stressful criminal process. If you were arrested for a Federal money laundering offense, contact The Florida Criminal Defense Law Firm of Richard G. Salzman, P.A. today to discuss your case.
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We offer legal representation to individual and corporate clients involved in money laundering cases at the state, federal, and international levels.
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Richard G. Salzman, Esq.
Law Offices of Richard G. Salzman, P.A.
4340 Sheridan Street, Suite102
Hollywood, FL 33021
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Naples, FL 34110