Defending Against Racketeering And Money Laundering Allegations
If you’ve been charged with racketeering or money laundering in Missouri, your choice of lawyer could determine your fate in the courts. Only an experienced criminal defense attorney can defeat serious charges such as those related to allegations relating to racketeering. Racketeering cases, Continued Criminal Enterprise (CCE) and money laundering cases are complex and complicated cases. Often times there are tens of thousands of pages of discovery material. Your lawyer should be prepared to organize, review, and when appropriate computerize these materials to insure a complete review of the government’s evidence.
Racketeering is broadly defined as conducting illegitimate enterprise or business, for example, using a business as a front to funnel funds collected by organized crime activities. It can also be an enterprise whose purpose is to secure and distribute drugs or other illegal substances. Money laundering is the act of channeling illegally obtained money through a secondary source to conceal its true origin. All the charges in this area of law are related to financial misconduct and therefore carry stiff financial penalties and long prison terms if the defendant is convicted.
Charges in this area may include:
- Money laundering
- Certain types of fraud
The RICO Act
The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO Act) was passed in 1970 as part of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 and created the framework for anti-organized crime initiatives across the country.
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At Richard H. Sindel, Inc., attorney Richard Sindel has extensive experience in defending clients against serious federal charges, including racketeering, money laundering, conspiracy, CCE and related offenses. When facing federal charges, where the penalties are stiff and your reputation is at stake, you’ll need an attorney who is accustomed to this level of defense work.