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Criminal Tax, Money Laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act Litigation

By Ellen C. Brotman

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Criminal Tax, Money Laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act Litigation

By Peter D. Hardy
BNA Books (2010)

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of financial crime prosecutions, especially in the burgeoning areas of tax fraud, bank secrecy, and the prosecutor’s darling, money laundering? If so, then you must add BNA’s new book on these three topics to your library. Researched and supported like a scholarly treatise, but organized and written like a practice manual, Criminal Tax, Money Laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act Litigation is an essential tool for white collar practitioners, whether you are a specialist in these particular offense areas or not.

The defense of clients accused of financial crimes is challenging for several reasons: the cases are document intensive, the agents and prosecutors are uber-committed, the mens rea analysis is tricky and difficult to describe to a jury, and the Sentencing Guidelines are, to put it simply, very scary. As author Peter Hardy writes in his Prefa

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