Category Archives: Criminal Conspiracy
Money laundering involves an effort by a person or persons to conceal the existence, illegal source, or illegal application of income, and disguising that income to make it appear legitimate.
The government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that each defendant had a ‘deliberate, knowing, specific intent to join the conspiracy
The law is clear that mere presence at the scene of a crime or conspiratorial activity, or mere association with a co-conspirator, is not enough to establish a defendant’s knowing and intentional participation in criminal activity, even if the defendant is aware of the criminal activity
A conspiracy is considered a separate and distinct offense from the underlying substantive offense contemplated by the conspiracy