Recent Trends in US Money Laundering Prosecutions

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On September 13, 2023, Kan Nawaday, Evan Shea, Xochitl Strohbehn, and Theresa Van Vliet published “Recent Trends in US Money Laundering Prosecutions” in Global Investigations Review. The following is an excerpt:

In sum, recent DOJ guidance, as well as the high-profile and aggressive prosecutions undertaken by the Department, shows a clear pattern that prosecutors are leaning on the money laundering statutes to prosecute other core crimes (wire fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud and sanctions evasion, to name a few) while also pushing along important government objectives (tighter regulation and oversight of the use of cryptocurrency, and full-throated prosecution and deterrence of international criminal organisations, among others).

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