Money laundering is typically considered a “white collar crime” and involves orchestrating transactions to hide the source of illegally obtained funds. Concealing or disguising the source of funds derived from unlawful activities in order to avoid seizure, forfeiture, taxation or detection is illegal in the state of Washington and is punished harshly. You could spend many years in prison if convicted, face steep fines and have a permanent criminal record. Most judges in Washington hand down the longest possible prison sentence for money laundering, which could be anywhere from 10-20 years in state prison, depending on how much money was involved in the laundering. Money laundering is a serious offense and if you are being charged with money laundering, it is not something you should take lightly. You need a seasoned criminal defense lawyer with experience defending money laundering cases to fight for your rights in court. Greene & Lloyd, PLLC are seasoned attorneys who can help you present a solid defense that will stand up to the prosecution’s tactics.
Examples Of Money Laundering
- Disguising the source of funds invested in a business or deposited into a bank account
- Failure to report cash transactions over $10,000
- The structure of transactions to disguise their aggregate value
- Failure to perform due diligence to determine the source of large amounts of money
Don’t let money laundering charges put you in prison for decades or leave you with a permanent criminal record. Call Greene & Lloyd, PLLC today and let us defend you to the best of our ability. We are available now to assist you.