Money laundering and mail or wire fraud are among the most broadly interpreted laws, and thus are used to investigate and prosecute a variety of commercial and financial offenses. Mail or wire fraud often form the basis of federal investigations. Money laundering charges can be added to charges involving almost any type of financial activity, such as securities or banking transactions. We have represented many individuals and corporations in investigations alleging money laundering and mail or wire fraud.
Our clients have included:
- A large, privately held publishing company in an investigation by a United States Attorney’s Office concerning allegations of wire fraud, consumer fraud and related offenses arising out of the company’s internet operations.
- Employees of a global financial services firm in a multi-agency investigation concerning Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act controls.
- The owner of a payroll administration firm (a “PEO,” or Professional Employer Organization) in an investigation by a United States Attorney’s Office concerning allegations of money laundering and failure to remit payroll taxes withheld from employees.
- An executive of a newspaper distributorship in an investigation by a United States Attorney’s Office concerning allegations of mail fraud arising out of circulation figures mailed to advertisers.
- Numerous individuals and corporations in investigations where allegations of money laundering and mail or wire fraud accompanied allegations of other offenses, such as securities fraud, bank fraud and bid-rigging, among others.