Money Laundering Defence Lawyer
Money laundering is the activity of concealing the true origins of certain assets. Besides being a criminal offence to possess the proceeds of crime, it is also an offence to:
- Use or transfer the possession of;
- Send or deliver to any person or place; or
- Transport, transmit, alter, dispose of or otherwise deal with the proceeds or instruments of crime
It is “any property or any proceeds of any property with intent to conceal or convert that property or those proceeds, knowing or believing that all or a part of that property or of those proceeds was obtained or derived directly, or indirectly.”
In proceeds of crime cases, the prosecution must prove that the money involved is a proceed of the crime. It is up to the defence lawyer to show that there are alternative scenarios that can account for the suspect funds. Perhaps they came from a lottery win, a bet on a sports team or a wise investment.
At Sabsay Lawyers, we are experienced in the defence of clients accused of possession of the laundering proceeds of a crime. We understand the processes used to trace the flow and movement of money. This knowledge allows us to raise questions about the accuracy and reliability of our opponent’s evidence.
We Are Experienced In Financial Crime Defence
When representing clients in money laundering cases, we draw upon our experience in complex civil litigation and regulatory and administrative law, which often focuses on suspected financial misdeeds. This level of financial sophistication has helped us achieve positive outcomes in complex cases.
In money laundering cases, the prosecution must prove that the defendant intended to conceal or convert the proceeds of a crime in some way.
We have succeeded in money laundering cases involving stock swaps and transfers of funds to offshore accounts, as well as those involving the alleged investment of the proceeds of crime into shell corporations and mortgages, so as to distance the money from its original source.
Toronto Money-Laundering Defence Lawyers
If you have been charged with money laundering or possession of the proceeds of a crime, or if you are under investigation that may lead to such charges, please contact our office to arrange an initial consultation. You can also call us at 416-361-9609.