Defense Bar Gains Ground In Money Laundering Battle

Law360, New York (September 20, 2010, 12:39 PM EDT) -- Two recent decisions handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit could give defense counsel a powerful new weapon against prosecutors trying to pursue money laundering charges in white collar cases, experts say.

In paired July rulings, the Sixth Circuit took a decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008 in a drug-related criminal case and applied it in a white collar context, using Cuellar v. U.S. to strip the money laundering convictions of two former National Century Financial Enterprise...
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