Kansas City, Missouri Money Laundering Charges & Kansas City Asset Forfeiture Criminal Defense Law Firm


Money Laundering in Missouri is a very serious federal crime and you need to consider your options and develop a criminal defense strategy as soon as possible to avoid any further issues or entanglement into these Kansas City money laundering charges.  Don't make any sudden decisions before contacting a defense lawyer, often times the most obvious mistakes take place right before or during the time the charges are being brought forth.

Preserve your rights with a Kansas City Money Laundering Charges Defense Attorney & Asset Forfeiture Law Firm

If you are subject to an arrest for money laundering, there are several points you should know which we will outline in this page. You may consider this obvious, but you should always request that your attorney be present before you speak to the federal government or FBI or any law enforcement, and that is your right. Never state aloud or sign any kind of confession, as this information will be used by the prosecution against you. No matter what, contact Matthew O'Connor as soon as you are arrested or realize charges are being brought against you, or assets are frozen. You need to know your rights and have an attorney present or providing advice during the initial stages of the event as well as during questioning or interrogation.
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The US Attorney’s office outlines the criminal directives under the US Attorney’s manual 0-105.000.  Kansas City money laundering defense attorney Matt O'Connor will fight aggressively to defend you in the court of law from these charges. Due to the nature of Kansas City money laundering cases, the defense process depends on the complexity of the charges.

You can read the criminal code directly that underlines the approval requirements for money laundering cases. This includes Notification of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering, reporting requirements pertaining to financial institutions, consultation and reporting requirements as well as Prosecution standards.  Click here to read more.

Tax related (IRS, Missouri & Kansas City) Money Laundering Charges:


If you are entangled in a money laundering scheme based on tax evasion, or attempted tax evasion you are likely facing multiple charges.  Income tax evasion can include jail time and fines along with reimbursement of taxes and fines to taxing authorities.  This includes failing to file, willfully fails to pay taxes due, intentionally fails to report income or the worst charges are intentionally defrauding or filing false returns.

Criminal Enterprise or illegal activity Money Laundering Charges in Kansas City, Missouri:


Often times money laundering is involved with other criminal enterprises such as criminal drugs or illegal crimes for profit where money must be hidden.  In many serious cases of money laundering in Kansas City, MO; the federal government will attempt to lock up victims for 5, 15, 30 years in prison when being charged with several federal crimes at once.  Bernie Madoff was sentenced to life imprisonment because his money laundering charges were tied to a massive number of other charges including Fraud and Embezzlement in Kansas City.  

Money Laundering within a corporation (being charged with laundering money from your employers accounts)

This is a common type of money laundering, and still very serious.  If you have been charged with taking money from your employer, the potential repercussions are very serious and you need to contact The O’Connor Law Firm immediately to know the right steps to take at the current time in your investigation or prosecution.

Recent example money laundering case in Kansas City:


In July of 2016 a defendant was sentenced to 30 years in prison under the charges of Kansas City drug trafficking and Money laundering, under the US Western District of Missouri Attorney Tammy Dickinson; defendant Joseph Ybarra was sentenced to 30 years by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays.  His co-conspirator got 12 years imprisonment.  The reason we tell you about this recent conviction is to give you an understanding that federal charges are extremely serious, and you need a Kansas City federal defense attorney with experience to support and defend you in the court of law.

Matt O'Connor is a seasoned and zealous Kansas City money laundering and asset forfeiture attorney.  Mr. O'Connor knows and understands the workings of the federal and Missouri law to defend against serious charges.  Whether you have already been convicted and want to appeal a conviction, or are fighting against fresh charges for the 1st time; Mr. O'Connor is here to help.

Kansas City Asset Forfeiture Criminal Defense Lawyer - Missouri Asset Forfeiture


Asset forfeiture due to money laundering charges can be simple and straightforward and can also be extremely complex depending on the types of proposed cover up involved.  In extreme cases of money laundering there may be hundreds or even thousands of bank accounts, companies, individuals and/or trusts being utilized to hide funds.  In these instances there are likely numerous investments, liens, lien holders, false statements, false documents and other methods of securing, hiding and monitoring money.

In simpler asset forfeiture cases, your home, belongings and bank accounts or investments will be frozen until your case is completed and charges are finalized or dropped/reduced.

The primary reason for asset forfeiture is to disrupt, dismantle and deprive the forfeited individual of proceeds from perceived criminal enterprises or perceived illegal activity.  Their reasoning behind asset forfeiture is to deter crime and criminal activity often times in the initial stages of prosecution for money laundering or other types of banking, financial, insurance or criminal related crimes.   Sometimes the defendant isn't aware he is being charged until his accounts are frozen and property is being seized.

Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture crimes in Kansas City, Missouri are aggressively prosecuted. Once the charges are brought forth and/or your assets are frozen, you need a Missouri defense attorney to fight extremely aggressively for your rights and protect you and your property against the federal government (either at the local Kansas City department of justice or its headquarters in Washington, D.C.).  Mr. O'Connor will provide you with legal guidance and sound advice of where to go from here, obtaining the knowledge of a respected and knowledgeable lawyer can lift the unease and burden by obtaining a solid grasp of what you are truly up against.  Often times the fear of the unknown is worse than the true knowledge of what you are facing.

Contact Lawyer Matthew O'Connor Today!


Matt O'Connor has over 23 years of trial experience specializing with his primary focus on criminal defense.  You may have seen Matt O'Connor as a legal commentator on the National Fox News Channel or many other news channels including local channels.  He has fought crimes in all levels of court including the United States Supreme Court.  So, understand that with Matthew O’Connor you are not obtaining an attorney that simply wants to take on tough cases because he has his law license, he has taken on tough cases successfully and is admired by many of his peers, and possibly disliked by some of his adversaries.  

Matt O'Connor is a professor of Law and Evidence as well as a certified expert for attorney Standards and Representation.  Most of all, Matt O'Connor is passionate about his clients' defense!

Matt O'Connor has worked on a large number of federal cases, one including the Tivol Jewelry Heist where a life in prison sentence was overturned on appeal with Matt O'Connor to a 5 year sentence instead of the life in prison conviction.  If you have been a citizen of Kansas City for some time this story may ring a bell.

Read more about Matt O'Connor and why you should contact him here, contact us on our online form or call 1-816-842-1111 for a free case consultation.


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Kansas City money laundering Attorney, Matt O'Connor

Matt O’Connor was previously a professor of the law of evidence, and he knows what it takes to successfully defend anyone who has been charged with money laundering crimes & asset forfeiture in Kansas City, Missouri. When you hire his team, you will get unparalleled personal attention and care that you won’t receive from any other law firm.  Matt O'Connor has over 23 years experience in the court room, and has often times been called upon as a legal contributor for programs like the national Fox News channel and many other local Kansas City stations.