Fraudulent Offenses – Money Laundering to Identity Theft

Fraud Criminal Defense Attorneys

Fraudulent offenses can refer to a variety of different acts, from money laundering to identity theft, all of which encompass the action of falsity. False statements, actions, deception that is used to conceal the truth are all grounds for fraud offense. The penalties for these offenses can be severe.

Types of Fraud

There are many different types of fraud offenses, some of which fall under the white-collar crimes that an individual could potentially be charged with, including:

  • Insurance
  • Investment
  • Credit Card
  • Tax
  • Bank/Bankruptcy
  • Health Care
  • Cell Phone
  • Forgery
  • Mail Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Racketeering

The consequences for someone convicted of a fraud crime could result in imprisonment, parole or probation, loss of certain rights, fines, reimbursement paid to victims, among other possible punishments. The severity of these consequences will depend on other circumstances surrounding the case.

If you or someone you know has been accused of fraud, contact one of our criminal defense attorneys at the Strom Law Firm today for a free consultation.  Our attorneys will provide an aggressive defense to help protect your future and legal rights. 803.252.4800


Experienced South Carolina Money Laundering Defense Attorneys

What is Money Laundering?

Money laundering is engaging in a transaction that involves proceeds from specified illegal activity in an attempt to either promote or conceal that activity.

This charge often appears in conjunction with other allegations, usually in relation to drug crimes, fraud, or other cases where the accused person has obtained money or other property illegally.

We represent clients under investigation or facing money laundering charges involving:

  • Illegal wire transfers/wire fraud
  • Failure to report transactions over $10,000 and
  • Bank fraud

At the Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. in Columbia, South Carolina, our money laundering defense lawyers offer experienced, aggressive representation against state or federal charges.

Knowledgeable Money Laundering Defense and Associated Charges

Money laundering is found in Section 1956 of Title 18 of the United States Code.  If convicted, money laundering carries a penalty of up to 20 years and a fine of not more than $500,000 or twice the value of the property in the transaction.  Penalties can also include criminal forfeiture (forfeiture of assets).

Money Laundering Defenses

The most common defense to money laundering is lack of knowledge or intent. The money laundering defense attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC, may be able to establsih that you did not intend to promote unlawful activity or that the transaction was not designed to conceal the unlawful activity.

While related charges can further complicate a money laundering defense or other type of case, it is important to remember that just because you have been accused, doesn’t mean you are guilty. Contact the Strom Law Firm, LLC today fora  free consultation to discuss how we can help. We offer flexible payment options and accept Visa and Mastercard.