Criminal Defense in Scranton, Clarks Summit and Northeastern, PA
If you are being charged with money laundering, it’s time you find an experienced, skilled and knowledgeable money laundering defense attorney who’s ready to fight for your rights and interests, and who will develop a sound and strategic approach for your money laundering case. You need Bill Peters at the Peters Law Firm.
Money Laundering and You
The Cambridge Dictionary defines money laundering as: “the crime of moving money that has been obtained illegally through banks and other businesses to make it seem as if the money has been obtained legally.”
Money laundering is a wide-spread crime with various aspects. The crime can be a layered and involved crime that takes place over a significant amount of time. Many individuals from various walks of life have been convicted of money laundering.
In July of 2018, the United States Department of Justice released information detailing the case of a former bank employee that was charged with embezzlement: “Jessica Vargas, 34, of Athol, was indicted on one count of bank fraud and two counts of bank embezzlement. Vargas was charged by criminal complaint and arrested in March 2018.”
The DOJ further reported: “According to the charging documents, Vargas was an employee of a federally-insured bank when she embezzled approximately $108,000 by making unauthorized cash withdrawals from customer accounts. Bank documentation showed that Vargas made unauthorized withdrawals from the accounts of various customers, including more than $53,000 from the account of an 84-year-old bank customer and almost $13,000 from the account of an 88-year-old customer.” The DOJ further added: “Vargas faces a sentence of no greater than 30 years in prison, five years of supervised release, and a fine of $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.”
Money Laundering Penalties and Consequences
Due to the nature of money laundering crimes, there may be significant consequences and penalties. Many individuals convicted of money laundering face significant time in jail and prison. Money laundering convicts could also be ordered to pay fines, restitution to victims and even perform community service.
If you have been charged with money laundering, have been brought in for questioning about illegal money practices and procedures, or you are currently under suspicion of money laundering, you need to contact an attorney immediately.
Bill Peters and The Peters Law Firm for Your Money Laundering Case
For a sound, comprehensive and strong money laundering defense, you need an attorney who knows Pennsylvania’s money laundering laws; you need the services of Bill Peters at the Peters Law Firm.
Peters not only knows the money laundering laws as they pertain to the state of Pennsylvania, but he has a solid understanding of Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system. Peters graduated from the University of Scranton with a bachelor’s degree in political science and history, and received his Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. He is a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Proudly serving the communities of Scranton, Clarks Summit, and Northeastern Pennsylvania, Bill Peters is the money laundering defense attorney you need. You owe it to yourself to contact Bill Peters of the Peters Law Firm for your money laundering charges. He’ll fight for you, from beginning to end! Contact him today!