Money Laundering
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                have successfully represented a broad range of professionals, executives, and corporations charged with money laundering, including some of the most significant trials both in Massachusetts and elsewhere. If you or a family member is the subject of a money laundering investigation or prosecution, we invite you to contact us to learn more about the depth of our experience, skills and knowledge in this area.

The Department of Justice has successfully lobbied Congress for incredibly elastic and draconian money laundering statutes, which punish monetary transactions involving proceeds of specified unlawful activity that, generally, are designed with an intent to conceal the nature, source or ownership of the funds, or monetary transactions involving criminal proceeds that exceed $10,000.00. The government often supports its mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, honest services fraud, or other criminal prosecutions with money laundering allegations, which can result in significantly increased criminal punishment.

In defending prosecutions involving money laundering statutes, an individual’s state of mind will often be a critical component, and defenses to charges of money laundering are both factually and legally complex. If you or a family member is the subject of such an investigation or prosecution, it is critically important that you obtain legal representation as early as possible in the process, such that your attorney can immediately begin his investigation in a timely manner. The goal of any such investigation is often twofold: acquire information essential to persuading the government that you have not committed any federal offense and, if necessary, begin to prepare a defense to a federal prosecution in the event the government ultimately decides to seek an indictment. We have the resources, experience and skills to effectively defend money laundering investigations or prosecutions, and invite you to contact us to learn more.

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Testimonials

I was astonished to learn he had graduated from law school only in 1995. I would have attributed another fifteen years experience to his resume.

~ Federal Judge, October 2001

I was astonished to learn he had graduated from law school only in 1995. I would have attributed another fifteen years experience to his resume.

~ Federal Judge, October 2001

This has been an extraordinary case. It's not hyperbole to use that word. It raised absolutely state-of-the-art legal issues and serious factual issues as well. I think it's appropriate to recognize and commend Mr. Goldstein . . . for working so energetically and effectively on your behalf. This is in the best tradition of the legal profession and it's really made a difference. You're going to get out of prison many years earlier than you would have absent his skill and dedication.

~ Federal Judge, August 7, 2008, re-sentencing hearing

You were the best lawyer in the courtroom.

~ Federal Prosecutor, 2008, following complex, multi-defendant criminal trial

That was the best closing argument I have ever seen.

~ Co-Counsel to Attorney Goldstein after federal trial

Your argument was the only (defense argument) that made me uncomfortable. I kept hoping it would end.

~ Federal Prosecutor to Attorney Goldstein after multi-defendant federal trial