50 ‘most charged’ crimes defined
A Defendant can be found guilty of this offense only if all of the following are proved beyond a reasonable doubt;
- The defendant knowingly engaged, or attempted, to engage in a monetary transaction.
- The defendant knew the transaction involved criminally derived property.
- More than $10,000.00 was involved (federal).
- The property was, in fact, derived from an unlawful activity, which must be proven.
- The transaction occurred in the United States.
The term “monetary transaction” means the [deposit] [withdrawal] [transfer] or [exchange], in or affecting interstate commerce, of funds or a monetary instrument by, through, or to a financial institution obtained by some criminal offense.