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Federal Money Laundering Attorneys

Pasadena Lawyer

Accusations of money laundering can devastate a business professional’s reputation or even diminish the professional standing of a corporation. Therefore, when facing allegations or charges for money laundering, it is essential to consult a defense lawyer who will commit the necessary resources to providing the most zealous defense representation possible.

At the criminal defense law office of Khalaf & Khalaf, in Pasadena, California, we provide aggressive and meticulous representation to clients facing felony charges for money laundering. Contact Khalaf & Khalaf to schedule a consultation with federal defense lawyer Mark Khalaf.

Under federal law, all payments, gifts or other cash accepted in excess of $10,000 must be reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax purposes. The Money Laundering Control Act of 1986 makes it a federal crime to structure funds in a manner which deceives the federal government. Examples of money laundering (or “smurfing”) include:

  • Concealing funds derived from illegal activity (such as drug trafficking)
  • Accepting funds/payment (in excess of $10,000) without reporting to the IRS
  • Structuring funds in a manner to avoid the $10,000 reporting requirement

Minimize Criminal Penalties and Asset Forfeiture

Money laundering is a serious offense with extremely severe penalties. In addition to facing criminal penalties such as incarceration, individuals convicted of money laundering will likely face asset forfeiture for any funds considered to be illegally laundered funds. In addition, any personal property believed to be purchased from the cash from an illegal enterprise, such as money laundering, may be seized by the government.

Pasadena criminal defense attorney Mark Khalaf uses his prosecution and law enforcement background to leverage a strong defense for his clients. He understands federal money laundering laws. He has the perseverance to analyze the evidence against clients from a defense perspective, pulling apart the prosecution’s weaknesses. He is prepared to provide clients with the most aggressive defense representation necessary to obtain the best result possible.

Don’t let federal money laundering charges jeopardize your reputation. Khalaf & Khalaf can provide the zealous federal defense representation that is necessary. Contact Khalaf & Khalaf to schedule a consultation with attorney Mark Khalaf.

Khalaf & Khalaf
33 South Catalina Avenue
Suite 202
Pasadena, California 91106

Toll Free: (888) 700 - 0066
Office: (626) 486 - 0166
Fax: (626) 486 - 0218
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The Pasadena, CA law firm of Khalaf & Khalaf serves clients in Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, & Orange County; and the citites of Torrance, San Fernando, Alhambra, Bellflower, Victorville, Long Beach, Burbank, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Moreno Valley, Glendale, South Pasadena, Alta Dena, Santa Clarita and throughout Southern California.