“Money laundering” is a term used to describe taking money that was stolen or acquired through illicit means and hiding its origin through camouflaging or other forms of “cleaning.” Money laundering could be considered both a white collar crime and a federal crime, and the United States government spends an abundance of money and manpower on investigation of claims every year. As a result, the penalties for a guilty conviction are astronomical, including fines and long jail sentences.
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If you are facing charges of money laundering, it is imperative that you seek legal counsel from a Las Vegas criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At Turco & Draskovich, we have the experience and resources you need on your side to help you fight back against your money laundering charges. We understand how difficult and stressful charges of this magnitude can be, which is why we remain dedicated to defending you throughout your trial, both in and out of the courtroom.
Money laundering is a very broadly-encompassing law, meaning you could be prosecuted even if your laundering attempt fails and regardless of the amount of money involved. If you attempt to launder over state or international borders, your case will be tried in federal court.
If you are found guilty, you could be facing penalties including up to 20 years in federal prison and fines of up to $500,000 (or twice the value of the property involved in the scheme, whichever is greater). The court may also freeze your assets if you are charged with money laundering, which could significantly impact you and your loved ones throughout your case.
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