By claiming that proceeds of a judicial bribery scheme had been laundered from Italy into nineteen U.S. bank accounts, prosecutors sought asset forfeiture as described at "Using Multiple Jurisdictions To Launder Money".  That forfeiture case was mostly based on U.S. anti-money laundering laws which included 18 U.S.C. §1956 (Money Laundering) and 18 U.S.C. §1957 (Money Laundering of property from specified unlawful activity).

In two of the cases mentioned at "Following The Money Trail From Poland To Delaware", prosecutors from Warsaw and Koszalin had asserted that they too suspected money laundering.  In those cases the prosecutors sought the issuance of letters rogatory in Delaware by claiming that laundering could have occurred in violation off Article 299 of Poland’s penal law.

Like the foregoing prosecutors, litigants in the private sector may also allege that an adversary has fraudulently concealed assets in violation of U.S. and / or foreign money laundering laws.  To cite just one example, the RICO plaintiff more fully described at "Divorce, RICO & An Asset Search", claimed that her ex-husband had laundered money in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1956.

According to pages 44-53 of that plaintiff’s proposed complaint, the ex-husband had allegedly laundered the proceeds of a tax fraud through the nominee purchase of valuable property located in Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.:

(Click On The Image Above To Read Pages 44-53 Of The Complaint)

Alleging money laundering in a private sector lawsuit where appropriate, may also help to recover any assets hidden in offshore tax havens.  This is true because offshore tax havens can have a broad range of legal remedies available to a victim of money laundering or other financial frauds.  A list of these same offshore legal remedies is provided at "An Asset Search In Geneva".

Copyright 2009 Fred L. Abrams