Money Laundering: When A Murky Financial Trail Leads To You
People engaged in moneymaking illegal activities sometimes try to cover their tracks by creating the illusion that the money originated from legitimate sources. They do this by creating a complicated trail of transfers, loans, gifts and businesses serving as a front to obscure the original illegal source of the money. If investigators have followed such a trail and it leads to you, you need a skilled and determined criminal defense lawyer on your side immediately. At Bellwoar Kelly, LLP in West Chester, Pennsylvania, our white collar crime attorneys know how to build a strong case against money laundering charges. Call 610-314-7066 or contact us online to learn how we can defend you.
Money Laundering Often Links To Other Crimes
As money laundering charges often arise in the context of other illegal activities, clients seeking defense against money laundering charges may also require representation for whatever crime the money has been linked to. For example, it is not uncommon for people engaged in drug trafficking, prostitution, racketeering or embezzlement to also be engaged in money laundering as a way to maintain the appearance of legitimacy. At Bellwoar Kelly, LLP, we are prepared to take on these complex cases that require an individual approach to potentially interlinking charges. For money laundering charges, showing that you didn’t know the origin of the money or that you acted under duress can strengthen your case. It’s also possible that the prosecution may not have enough evidence to convict you.
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Penalties for a money laundering conviction can include heavy fines and prison time. That’s why it’s important to have a strong criminal defender on your side if you are facing these and other related charges.