Orlando Money Laundering Defense Attorney
Federal Money Laundering Defense Lawyer in Orlando, Florida
In recent decades, the U.S. federal government and international law enforcement agencies have strengthened their efforts to investigate and prosecute money laundering and related financial crimes. Increased resources, advances in technology, and better coordination between agencies have led to a significant increase in arrests and convictions for these crimes.
Often charged in conjunction with drug trafficking, fraud, tax evasion, or other offenses, money laundering can result in harsh prison sentences and asset forfeiture. If you are being investigated for or have been charged with money laundering, you shouldn’t depend on your family’s attorney, no matter how good they might be. You need a criminal defense attorney with extensive experience prosecuting and defending white-collar crimes.
Attorney Dan Eckhart was a Special Agent and Federal Prosecutor who spent over 20 years working with the Department of Justice. Before launching his federal and state criminal defense practice, Dan worked closely with the Department of Justice’s Asset Forfeiture and Anti-Money Laundering Office, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Financial Crimes Intelligence Network (FinCen), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Secret Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Homeland Security. He has the experience, knowledge, skills, and credibility among federal judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers that you need to fight your case.
Money Laundering and Related Charges
There are numerous federal and state laws against money laundering including the Money Laundering Control Act, the Bank Secrecy Act, the Patriot Act, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act, and the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act. Under these laws, people are often charged with multiple criminal offenses.
Most commonly, people are charged with money laundering when the “laundered” or concealed money is proceeds of a criminal activity such as drug trafficking, embezzlement, and healthcare fraud. In these cases, defendants can face money laundering charges in addition to the underlying charges.
Charges of tax fraud and tax evasion are also often issued in cases involving money laundering. Since people do not readily report income from laundered money to the Internal Revenue Service, tax offenses are common. Typically identified during an audit, tax evasion is sometimes charged instead of money laundering, since it is easier to prove.
If a money laundering scheme involved use any type of electronic communications in devising or intending to carry out a scheme to defraud, you could also be charged with wire fraud. This includes foreign wire communication via email, phone, or radio.
Fighting Money Laundering Charges
If are being investigated or charged with money laundering, you need someone with in-depth knowledge of prosecution strategies, investigative techniques and complex financial issues in your corner.
As a former federal agent and federal prosecutor, Attorney Dan Eckhart is uniquely qualified to fight all the charges against you. He has successful experience investigating, prosecuting, and defending numerous federal cases. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) who has provided money-laundering training to law enforcement and private entities. In addition, he is the former chairman of the Central Florida Fraud and Forgery Unit and has established good working relationships with local, state, and federal investigators. Because he prosecuted international money laundering cases, he also has extensive contacts throughout the Department of Justice and with foreign prosecutors and law enforcement.
Attorney Dan Eckhart will leverage his experience and inside knowledge to protect your rights and hopefully keep you from going to prison. As a former federal prosecutor with extensive white-collar experience, he can effectively engage the U.S. Attorney’s Office to work out a pre-charge resolution to your case. Whatever the specifics of your situation, Attorney Dan Eckhart will negotiate on your behalf, working diligently to increase your chances for a favorable outcome. Even if you have an attorney, Dan Eckhart is willing to partner with them to become of your defense trial team. This is particularly important if you proceed to a money laundering trial since Dan Eckhart has extensive federal trial experience.
Orlando Attorney Dan Eckhart has the Skills, Experience, and Knowledge You Need if You’re Being Investigated for or Have Been Charged with Money Laundering
If you are convicted of federal money laundering, you could be sentenced to prison as well as having to forfeit any assets involved in the charged crime. This could include your bank account, home, car and even your retirement account. There’s too much at stake to trust anyone other than Dan Eckhart to defend you against a money laundering charge. Hire someone with the experience and confidence to fight relentlessly to protect your rights and obtain the best possible outcome for your future.
Call us at 407.276.0500 or use the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website to contact us and get started on your defense.