Money laundering is a criminal offense that generally involves making a financial transaction with funds that someone gains through illegal means. Individuals and organizations can both commit money laundering to disguise the source, ownership, location or control of ill-gotten money.
If you have a financial advisor or are involved in an investment program, you expect that the person giving you advice is qualified to do so and has the best intentions. While this is likely to be the case, there are, unfortunately, many investment scams and instances of fraudulent investment advice in New York.
The university admissions and bribing case involving big-name celebrities has consumed newspaper headlines for months. According to a letter from a lawyer who represents both Lori Laughlin and the University of Southern California in separate matters, USC may have a future civil claim against the actress.
If you have been accused of a crime in New York, it is likely that you will be offered a plea bargain. Plea bargains are offered to defendants in the hopes that it will lead to a quicker and more efficient legal process, and that a court case will be avoided.