Month: January 2021

What is Money Laundering?

By Lee Koch | January 18, 2021 | Comments Off on What is Money Laundering?

The crime of money laundering consists of taking money from drugs, theft, or other criminal activity and “transforming it” into legitimate money by running it through a front business of some kind. Often this will require some sort of cash business and some accounting fraud.  Some criminals use complex banking schemes or cryptocurrencies to conduct…

Should You Testify on Your Own Behalf in a Criminal Case?

By Lee Koch | January 6, 2021 | Comments Off on Should You Testify on Your Own Behalf in a Criminal Case?

Many of our clients ask us whether or not it’s a good idea to testify in their own criminal cases.  Whether the case is a New York State case or a federal one, testifying on your own behalf is fraught. It comes with a lot of dangers, and usually with few benefits.  Most of the…