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Money laundering charges could tie you to terrorism

White collar crimes come in all shapes and sizes, but most people assume that they are the territory of business people trying to bend the rules to turn a profit, not part of a larger, more sinister scheme. Unfortunately, in the last two decades, money laundering has become closely associated with terrorism, greatly increasing the stakes for business people facing money laundering charges.

Protecting your business and protecting your reputation are one and the same. If you are facing money laundering charges, that could also mean that you and your business are suspected of directly or indirectly funding terrorism, which is an extremely serious matter.

Ever since Sept. 11, 2001, much of the focus of laws governing money laundering, specifically the Patriot Act, has been on ties between businesses and terrorism. Sometimes, this has entailed pulling in individuals and companies that may have no idea that some deal or another has alleged links to terrorism.

If you recently were served money laundering charges, you need to consider your next actions very carefully. How you choose to respond to the charges may not only affect the results of the charges themselves, but could also affect your personal and professional relationships heavily

It is very wise to consider consulting with an attorney with years of experience defending against white collar charges. With professional guidance from an attorney with years of experience in the field, you can ensure that your response to this matter remains professional every step of the way while you fight to protect your name, your rights and your business from these damaging accusations. In crucial moments like these, there is no substitute for experience.

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