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Money Laundering – FindLaw

Bob has a cash-only diner downtown that does a so-so amount of business, even though Bob drives a Rolls Royce around town. Turns out, he also operates one of the city’s biggest methamphetamine operations. Authorities suspect his real source of income is something much shadier than selling omelettes and pie at the diner, but they can’t yet prove it. Turns out, Bob uses the diner to “launder” money from the illicit drug trade in an attempt to hide its true source.

Money laundering statutes make it a crime to transfer money derived from almost any criminal activity (including organized crime, white-collar offenses, terrorist activities, and drug transactions) into seemingly legitimate channels, in an attempt to disguise the origin of the funds.

History of Federal Money Laundering Laws

A number of laws

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Accidents and Injuries – FindLaw

People’s tendency to get into accidents and suffer injuries is as old as civilization itself, as is the fact that sometimes the actions (or inactions) of others are to blame. While no one can go back and undo an injury, personal injury law provides a way for the injured to be “made whole” again. Relief for injuries usually comes in the form of monetary compensation, or “damages,” but remedies may also include things other than money (such as a judge’s order to take a particular action). Lawsuits for injuries often are settled out of court, before the court reaches a verdict.

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Small Business Law – FindLaw

Starting and running a small business requires a very broad skill set and nerves of steel. It’s not for everyone, and even successful entrepreneurs encounter failure from time to time. In order to help you stay ahead of the curve, FindLaw’s Small Business Law section covers everything from obtaining financing and hiring employees, to choosing the right insurance policies and filing taxes. Those who operate small businesses typically wear many different hats, but also must know when and how to seek help from others.

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