Monday, June 2, 2008

Supreme Court Ruling Deals Blow to Prosecutors

The Supreme Court on Monday handed down two rulings that may make it more difficult for prosecutors to prove money laundering charges when dealing with criminal cases. In U.S. v. Santos, 06-1005, the high court ruled that a money laundering case cannot be proven merely by showing funds were concealed while being transported.

In a second unrelated case, Cuellar v. U.S., 06-1456, the court said that the charge of money laundering refers to profits of an illegal operation, as opposed to gross receipts.

You can read the article here, and the AP's article here.

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