In general, the crime of money laundering occurs when a monetary transaction occurs that promotes or conceals specified unlawful activity. Specified unlawful activity includes the violation of a plethora of state and federal laws. In federal cases, the Government often looks for money laundering violations to charge when investigating mail fraud, wire fraud, drug offenses, tax offenses or other federal violations. In most cases, money laundering charges serve to increase the applicable penalties. Our firm has represented numerous individuals and businesses in connection with money laundering investigations and prosecutions.