Criminal Defense Lawyer in Boston Charged with Money Laundering

Posted on April 7th, 2011 No Comments

A prominent Boston defense lawyer was arrested Wednesday on charges of money laundering.

According to court documents, Robert A. George, who has represented members of the New England Mafia, is accused of helping a former client launder $200,000 in drug proceeds. He is also charged with structuring cash deposits on behalf of another client to avoid bank reporting requirements.

Court documents indicated George’s former client was working with the government, and the client in the structuring deal was an undercover agent posing as a drug dealer from the Dominican Republic.

Jennifer Shasky, chief of the U.S. attorney’s office Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, said Tuesday that prosecuting lawyers and other so-called gatekeepers was a “top priority” of her unit.

George is charged with money laundering, money laundering conspiracy, and structuring. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

If you have been charged with a federal crime, please contact the Cape Cod Criminal Defense Attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

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