Money Laundering in Illinois

What is Money Laundering?

Money laundering is defined as a process by which criminals disguise ownership, transaction, and control of money or property derived from illegal activity by making such proceeds appear to come from a legitimate source. The crime also includes investing, receiving, financing or expending the proceeds of criminal activity and funds to be used to further the commission of criminal activity.

If you have been arrested or currently under investigation for money laundering, it’s imperative to retain services from an experienced and reliable lawyer. At The Law Office of Steven Fine, our Chicago criminal defense attorney can provide you with a relentless and personalized defense to help obtain your desired outcome.

Money Laundering Penalties

The penalties for a money laundering charge are determined by the amount of money or monetary value of the property which is involved in the alleged crime. All money laundering convictions are felonies in Illinois.

The penalties include:

  • Not exceeding $10,000 – Class 3 Felony
    • A prison sentence ranging from two to five years
    • Fines of up to $25,000
  • More than $10,000 and less than $100,000 – Class 2 Felony
    • A prison sentence ranging from three to seven years
    • Fines of up to $25,000
  • More than $100,000 and less than $500,000 – Class 1 Felony
    • A prison sentence ranging from four to 15 years
    • Fines of up to $25,000
  • More than $500,000 – Class 1 Felony (without probation)

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Case Results

  • People v AM

    Not Guilty

  • People v IP

    The judge found the defendant not guilty.

  • People v JG

    The case was dismissed.

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