Money Laundering Charges in Ohio

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Money laundering is simply taking criminal proceeds and moving them in an unlawful or prohibited manner. More specifically, a person or someone acting on their behalf will generate proceeds in the form of money or property as a result of committing a crime.

The individual will proceed to move that money, typically with the intent to disguise the nature, location, source, ownership, or control of the funds. This movement is called "concealment of money laundering." Illegally moving money can be as simple as handing money from one person to another.

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Laundering of Monetary Instruments

Money laundering can be found under 18 U.S. code § 1956 – Laundering of monetary instruments. Under this section, whoever, knowing that property in a financial transaction represents proceeds from criminal activity attempts to, or conducts a financial transaction involving proceeds from criminal activity, shall be face the following penalties:

  • A fine not to exceed $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the transaction, whichever is greater, or
  • Up to 20 years in prison, or both.

While money laundering is described above, other financial transactions where criminals attempt to disguise the proceeds, sources or nature of illicit activities are also categorized as money laundering and involve serious penalties.

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The United States Department of Treasury is dedicated to identifying and attacking money laundering networks across the domestic and international financial systems. If a government agency has zeroed in on you in a money laundering investigation, you need a formidable defense attorney fighting in your corner.

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