Federal Money Laundering: Crimes and Forfeitures, Second
Edition provides an in-depth analysis of the federal money laundering
statutes and related asset forfeiture provisions, annotated with citations to
the leading judicial decisions on the elements of each offense. It is designed
to give the practitioner insight into the force and breadth of the money
laundering and currency reporting offenses and related forfeitures, their
application in a wide variety of factual situations, and the ways in which
nuanced and controversial issues have been resolved by the courts.
Comprehensive in scope, this one-volume treatise covers the money laundering
statutes in title 18 of the U.S. Code, the currency reporting and bulk cash
smuggling provisions in title 31, and the civil and criminal forfeiture
provisions that apply to both sets of offenses.
have been significantly involved in litigation related to money laundering and
asset forfeiture for over 30 years. Each
of them served as a federal prosecutor in the US Department of Justice and all
have continued to participate in the litigation of money laundering cases and
the development of the law in other capacities – as authors, lecturers,
attorneys in private practice, and in one case, as a federal judge. Their collaborations with other prosecutors,
agents, defense attorneys, judges, academics, and legislators on
investigations, prosecutions and legislative efforts allow them to bring the
reader all the benefits of their experience to this always relevant area of
Stefan D. Cassella, as a federal prosecutor, was
one of the federal government's leading experts on asset forfeiture and money
laundering law for over thirty years. He
now serves as an expert witness and consultant to law enforcement agencies and
the private sector as the CEO of AssetForfeitureLaw, LLC.
He was a Deputy Chief of the Justice
Department’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section and later served as Chief of
the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section in the U.S. Attorney's Office
in Baltimore, Maryland, He litigated some of the US government’s most
significant forfeiture and money laundering cases and drafted many of the
federal forfeiture and money laundering statutes.
He is also the author of Asset Forfeiture Law in the United States, a one-volume resource
designed to lead the practitioner, prosecutor, judge and policy maker through
the labyrinth of statutes, rules and cases that govern this dynamic area of the
law. He has written over 40 law review articles on money
laundering and forfeiture and has
trained state and federal prosecutors, agents and their counterparts in
numerous foreign countries. He has given over 200 lectures at the National
Advocacy Center at the University of South Carolina.
Mr. Cassella also writes and publishes the Money Laundering and Forfeiture
Digest, a monthly compendium of the forfeiture and money laundering cases
decided by the federal courts, that is circulated among hundreds of state, federal
and foreign prosecutors and lawyers, law enforcement agents, academics and policy makers in the
U.S. and abroad.
has been Of Counsel with James McElroy and Diehl of Charlotte, NC since late
2004, when he retired after 38 years as an attorney with several federal
agencies. Throughout his distinguished career, he has represented and counseled
persons involved in white collar criminal investigations, civil litigation and
innovative business plans.
Cases of particular interest have included:
allegations of insider trading, market manipulation and unauthorized trading by
broker-dealers; theft of trade secrets and confidential information by former
employees; Lanham Act violations; health care, tax and accounting fraud;
political corruption; computer crimes and issues relating to computer searches,
wiretaps and surveillance of electronic communications.
He is a former federal prosecutor in Charlotte
and has held senior positions with the Federal Trade Commission and the Office
of Inspector General. He also has worked extensively with United States
Senators from each major political party.
is the Chief US District Judge of the US District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.
For nearly 11 years, Judge Whitney served as an Assistant U.S. attorney for the
Western District of North Carolina, where he acquired substantial trial
experience--both criminal and civil. In 2002, he was elevated to the post of
U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, where he served prior
to his appointment to the bench.