Money Laundering


Criminal defense attorney Keith Halpern has over three decades experience representing individuals who have been charged with federal and state money laundering crimes in Boston and the rest of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Police investigators and prosecuting attorneys regard money laundering as an indication of organized criminal activity. The Massachusetts State Police, the F.B.I. and the D.E.A. have adopted “following the money trail” as a primary investigative tool. If you are under investigation for laundering financial assets or you have been charged with a crime connecting money to criminal activity, you need to contact a qualified criminal defense lawyer immediately. Call our Suffolk or Norfolk County law office to schedule an appointment.

Federal sentencing guidelines for money laundering are based on the amount of money at issue. The D.E.A. and F.B.I. routinely use undercovers to funnel cash to targets and drive up the potential sentence. It is essential to have an attorney with experience in challenging this sort of sentence-driven manipulation.

Money Laundering Crimes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

State and federal law enforcement agencies pride themselves on being able to make large cash seizures. The proceeds from the forfeiture of funds often go to the very departments that confiscate the money. As a result, police agencies are well incentivized and trained to detect undeclared income. If you have been charged with a money laundering crime, with this much stacked against you, it stands to reason that you should seek the best criminal defense representation that you can find, someone with experience in conducting independent asset investigations and in challenging the prosecution’s story. From his Boston and Wellesley law offices, attorney Keith Halpern represents individuals in their criminal defense and in the civil recovery of their seized assets. Attorney Halpern defends clients who are accused of:

  • Federal and state money laundering
  • IRS income tax evasion
  • Civil forfeiture reclamation
  • RICO Act violations
  • Financial Fraud
  • Forgeries
  • Owning and operating shell corporations
  • Obtaining money via illegal means

Private Major Crimes Lawyer for Eastern Massachusetts

All money laundering crimes carry potential prison sentences and penalties that may exceed the value of the assets in question. Even a single indictment of money laundering can imperil your continued liberty. If you have been charged with a financial crime, or you know that you are under investigation for one, you must contact a competent criminal defense attorney with experience in this area. For over thirty years, Keith Halpern has been fighting to defend the rights of his clients throughout greater Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To schedule an appointment with one of the Commonwealth’s premier white-collar crime defense lawyers, call (718) 325-4805.