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Money laundering crimes: a serious matter

The term "money laundering" is no stranger to most New York business people: it often makes headlining news, is ingrained in the societal psyche through the legal system and also makes appearances through the mode of Hollywood blockbusters. Yet what happens when this infamous topic applies to the everday individual? Mistakes do happen, but the U.S. legal system does not take federal crimes such as money laundering lightly. It is important to know the types of existing money laundering charges and the potential repercussions if such a crime does occur.

The crippling penalties of meth distribution

The opioid epidemic may be taking the American media spotlight, especially in states such as Ohio and West Virginia. Yet other areas in the country are dealing with another type of drug issue: meth trafficking and distribution. The handling of such a drug, with the intent to distribute, comes with serious legal consequences in New York. Some of these consequences are so severe that they inhibit offenders from carrying out normal and healthly lives in the future.

What does the ATF do?

For people in New York and all over the nation, understanding what different government agencies actually do can be very enlightening. This is certainly true of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which serves a very important role in both investigating federal offenses, as well as preventing them from happening in the first place.

How common are immigration offenses?

While there are many criminal offenses that are well-known in New York, such as drunk driving and embezzlement, there are others you may have never heard of that are just as common. One of the fastest-growing types of federal crimes is immigration crimes, something that is becoming a bigger problem each year as more and more foreigners seek to make the United States their home.

Important facts about mail fraud

Because the United States Postal Service is a federal organization, conducting mail fraud in New York or elsewhere in the country is a federal crime. If you are convicted, it may lead to extremely serious consequences. However, five conditions have to be met before an act is considered mail fraud, according to the Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute.

Sessions blames drugs for localized upticks in violent crime

In a speech in Richmond, Virginia, on Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled that the federal government will double-down on the drug war. He also implied that homicide and other violent crimes are on the rise in the U.S.

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