ITN has considerable experience in defending clients accused of money laundering and in advising businesses on money laundering regulations.
Money laundering is the exchange of money or assets that are obtained through crime in return for money or other assets that are 'clean'- i.e. that are not obviously associated with criminal activity. Frequently, money laundering involves the transfer of cash to foreign jurisdictions. Anyone who participates in this process, knowing or suspecting that the assets are the proceeds of crime may be liable to prosecution.
Money laundering is often associated with serious drug offences, as well as fraud. From our experience in both areas, we have a detailed knowledge of the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and the relevant case law.
Many businesses are subject to Money Laundering Regulations over and above the requirements of the criminal law. Failure to comply may result in financial penalties and prosecution. We can help you and your business to ensure that this does not happen.