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United States v. Rushton
738 F.3d 854 (7th Cir. 2013)
Abuse of trust enhancement impermissible double counting;
PSR miscalculated base offense level under §3D1.3(a)
New York, NY
Melissa King, former administrator of the Sandhogs' Union employee benefit funds, was sentenced to six years in prison for embezzling approximately $40 million from the employee benefits funds she administered.
On an order issued by a judge in New Zealand, Kim Dotcom, the founder of a site for file-sharing, will be held in custody for copyright infringement. The judge stated that the alleged internet pirate was a flight risk. Dotcom will remain in custody till February 22. The US is currently doing its best to extradite Dotcom who faces money laundering and copyright infringement charges.
The Federal court in Indianapolis charged a member of the city council along with two of his associates with several counts of money laundering and wire fraud. All three were connected to a foundation that had been investigated for over two years.
If you face money laundering charges in California, speak with a San Francisco white collar criminal attorney as soon as possible. Unless you are familiar with the charges, money laundering can seem like a strange term, and you may be uncertain about the meaning of the alleged crime. In a money laundering scheme, an individual deposits money from the proceeds of a criminal act into a financial institution with the intent to disguise the money as legitimate income from a shell corporation or other legitimate source. Due to the nature of the crime, it can be difficult to link the money deposited in the bank to criminal activity. This makes some money laundering cases extremely complex and challenging.
Though banking, financial, and accounting issues were once subject primarily to administrative or regulatory control, San Francisco white collar criminal attorneys have recently begun to see these cases prosecuted as criminal matters.