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Crimes Involving Fraud

Money Laundering

It shall be unlawful for any person:

  • To knowingly conduct a financial transaction
  • Where the person knows the property involved in the transaction involves the proceeds of an activity which is punishable as a felony in Virginia or another state.
  • Money laundering is punishable by imprisonment up to 40 years and/or a fine of up to $500,000.

Any person who, for compensation, converts cash into negotiable instruments or electronic funds for another, knowing the cash is the proceeds of some form of activity which is punishable as a felony under the laws of the Commonwealth, another state or territory of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the United States, shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Any second or subsequent violation of this subsection shall be punishable as a Class 6 felony.

VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter6/section18.2-246.3/

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