Aggressive Tampa White Collar Crime Lawyers
Money laundering (18 U.S.C. Section 1956) is the transfer of money derived from almost any criminal activity (including organized crime, white collar offenses and drug transactions) into seemingly legitimate channels, in an attempt to disguise the origin of the funds. It can also be the avoidance of transaction reporting requirements under state or federal law.
A money laundering conviction can result in a fine up to $500,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the transaction, whichever is greater, up to 20 years in prison, or both. In addition, a civil penalty of not more than the greater of the value of the property or funds involved or $10,000 may be assessed.
Charges of money laundering are usually accompanied by additional criminal charges. To fight the charges, you need a law firm dedicated to criminal defense. At Mark J. O’Brien, criminal defense is all we do. Our lawyers have the manpower and experience to handle complex federal criminal cases. Our Tampa money laundering attorneys can represent individuals and businesses charged with white collar crimes.
Fighting Money Laundering And Additional Charges In Florida
It is extremely common for money laundering charges to be included with other charges for many types of criminal activity. This may include:
- Mail and wire fraud
- Drug trafficking and importation
- Drug manufacturing and distribution
- Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) charges
- Tax evasion and IRS tax fraud
As a former prosecutor and experienced defense lawyer, Mark J. O’Brien has litigated thousands of criminal cases. Our attorneys have experience with federal cases and are prepared to counter federal prosecutors on your behalf.