What is money laundering? How can someone who has no self owned business Or bank accounts be charged with and indicted on money

Asked about 1 year ago - Columbus, OH

My fiancé did work for a customer and has a contract and a proposal
Signed by the customer proving he did the work, but he is being charged
With felonies 1-4 because his customer was scammed by some other men.

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  1. Christopher Lee Beck

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    Answered . Your fiance needs a criminal defense attorney asap. Money Laundering and Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity cases are extremely difficult and require an attorney with trial experience. If he goes forward with an attorney that isn't experienced he is facing a considerable prison sentence. Save the headache and hire a good attorney now.

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  2. Michael Charles Doland

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Your facts don't give a clue as to where money laundering would come into play on the performance of a contract.

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more
  3. Adam Feldman

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    Answered . Many people think that money laundering is the act of taking dirty money and somehow turning it into legitimate funds. This is not everything. Money laundering is essentially intentionally using the proceeds of a criminal enterprise or criminal act.

    For example, money laundering can be considered the simple act of taking profit from drug sales to by a car. The idea is that the money was dirty because of its original source but the new car seems clean and can not be traced to any illegality. This is a very simple example but it makes the point.

    It is possible that your fiancé's customer was running an illegal enterprise or a scam and that your fiance was in on it.


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    The Feldman Law Firm, PLLC
    1 E. Washington Street, Suite 500
    Phoenix, Arizona 85004
    (602) 540-7887
    attorney@afphoenixcriminalattorney.com
    www.afphoenixcriminalattorney.com

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