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Q: How much jail time for money laundering?

A: Money Laundering: Penalties & Prison Time. First degree money laundering is a class two (2) felony . This means that for a first offense, punishment can be probation with zero (0) days in jail up to one (1) year in jail, or prison of three (3) years to twelve and one half (12.5) years of incarceration.

Q: How much time will I serve for money laundering?

A: Money laundering is a serious crime under federal law. A violation of 18 U.S.C. §1956 can result in a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. A violation of 18 U.S.C. §1957 can result in a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

Q: Is money laundering a federal crime?

A: The Money Laundering Control Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-570) is a United States Act of Congress that made money laundering a federal crime. It was passed in 1986. It consists of two sections, 18 U.S.C. § 1956 and 18 U.S.C. § 1957.

Q: What is the difference between fraud and money laundering?

A: Criminal activity related to fraud generates money that needs to be laundered, so where there is fraud there is money laundering. Fraud is a crime and is a predicate offense (these crimes are the underlying source of the money laundering) for money laundering.