What Should You Say During A Money Laundering Investigation?
Nothing. The answer to how much you should talk in any investigation is “as little as possible,” but it is especially true in complex financial crimes. The more you talk, the more likely you are to get yourself in trouble.
At Milano Attorneys & Counselors at Law, our attorneys have built their careers helping people in Cleveland accused of white collar crimes to defend their rights. One of the most potent weapons in your arsenal of rights protection is silence. No judge in Ohio or across the country will break your right to remain silent as people investigate you. But that alone may not be enough. You need our help to fight your charges head-on, especially in a complex case like money laundering.
What Are The Money Laundering Red Flags?
The crime of money laundering is obscuring the origins of illegally obtained money. Any profits from illegal businesses typically go through some money laundering, and there are many things that investigators look for to find violations. These red flags include:
- Online gambling: Placing bets online comes with many fast transactions in a short period of time.
- Property sales: Property sales that go for much more than the value can be closely scrutinized.
- Serial deposits: Many small amounts of deposits can appear to look like an individual attempting to obscure the source of their income.
- Crypto transactions: Unregulated currencies are highly volatile, and authorities may consider them good hiding places.
However, most of the tactics of a money laundering enterprise are also perfectly legitimate business practices. There is nothing wrong with any of the above, but if the authorities target you, it is hard to overcome their biases.
Prosecutor Biases Don’t Matter. Your Rights Do.
Despite what may feel like steep odds against you, you have many rights that protect you. As your lawyers, we’ll fight every charge against you and hold your rights up against all attacks. Reach out to us today. Call 440-941-0930 or send an email using our online form.