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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Money Laundering Explained

A conviction of money laundering carries harsh penalties that can include assets seizure and financial fines. Conviction may even land you with up to 20 years in a state prison and a permanent criminal record. The Patriot Act, which carries even stiffer penalties, can be invoked if links to terrorism are proved. Being suspected of … Read More

White-Collar Criminals In Lockup

Since 2005, United States district judges have had quite a bit more discretion under the Federal Sentencing Act. While intended to eliminate unfair sentences, the decision may have had the reverse impact, at least in white-collar crime cases. Background Congress passed the Sentencing Reform Act in 1984, which gave rise to the United States Sentencing … Read More