Money laundering involves the attempted concealment of the source or identity of cash or assets acquired through illegal activity. With its long-established ties to organized crime and more recent connection to the support of terrorist organizations, money laundering and associated federal crimes have become a much higher priority for federal prosecutors.
Money laundering charges frequently arise in cases connected to crimes that generate income, such as drug trafficking and sales, embezzlement, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, and the sale of stolen or counterfeit goods, among others. A conviction on money laundering charges can result in extremely severe penalties, including substantial fines and prison time. Having an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer can help to ensure that your rights are protected.
Holding Federal Prosecutors Accountable To The Law
At Lynch & Pine, we aggressively defend Rhode Island and Massachusetts clients against federal money laundering charges. For prosecutors to secure a conviction in these cases, they must prove that you deliberately sought to conceal the source of the ill-gotten funds. In addition, it must be shown that any party charged as being involved in a transaction using “dirty” money knew the funds were the product of illegal activity.
When you hire our firm, we will present the strongest possible defense to show that you were not involved in a money laundering scheme. In many cases, the defense lies in proving your innocence of some other crime. If you are accused of drug trafficking, for example, an acquittal will generally nullify any claim that the funds in question were the result of criminal activity.
Contact Lynch & Pine About Your Money Laundering Case
We will diligently pursue every available option in an effort to protect your rights and your freedom. We invite you to contact one of our offices in Providence or Newport to discuss your case with one of our attorneys. Please call 401-680-0921 or contact us via email to schedule a free initial consultation.