Alaska Federal Money Laundering Criminal Defense Attorney in Alaska
Our office has represented people in a wide variety of money laundering cases, including domestic and international money laundering. We have won federal money laundering trials and achieved other successful outcomes. You can read about our acquittal at trial here and other successful outcomes here.
Money laundering is a federal crime under 18 U.S.C. §1956 and is considered a “white collar” crime. Money Laundering charges involve transferring money from a criminal activity into seemingly legitimate channels to disguise its origin or nature. Money laundering first became a crime in 1986 with the passage of the Money Laundering Control Act. In the past, the term was only used in connection with organized crime, but the definition has now been expanded. An investigation for money laundering frequently leads to other related criminal charges.
Under 18 U.S.C. §1956, there are 3 types of money laundering: domestic money laundering, international money laundering, and undercover “sting” money laundering. Maximum criminal penalties are up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, or twice the amount involved in the transaction, whichever is greater. There is also a provision under this section for civil penalties of not more than the greater of $10,000 or the value of the funds involved in the transaction that may be pursued by the United States in a civil lawsuit.
Fighting Federal Conspiracy Charges in Alaska
At the Law Office of Ben Crittenden, we will thoroughly investigate your case. We will determine whether your constitutional rights were violated by examining the police procedure and the evidence. For instance, if you were in custody and the police did not read you your Miranda rights, we can argue that any statements you made should be suppressed. We can also argue that evidence should be suppressed if the police did not have probable cause to stop your vehicle, if that is an issue in your case. If you have been charged with a federal money laundering crime, it is best to contact an experienced federal defense attorney.
Contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden for Honest, Relentless Defense
At the Law Office of Ben Crittenden, we work hard to get the best outcome possible in your case. We have won federal money laundering cases at trial. Please contact our office at 907-771-9002 to schedule an appointment. You can also find helpful information on our Criminal Defense page and our Blog.