Earlier this month, we discussed how money laundering in Ohio can result in felony charges. A man from Mason, Ohio was recently indicted for his alleged involvement in a money laundering scheme. The man, along with a man from Denver, Colorado, were indicted on various charges including misrepresentation in the sale of securities, money laundering, theft, securities fraud, and selling securities without a license. Arrest warrants were apparently issued for the two men.
When a person obtains money illegally, they may attempt to hide the money through various financial transactions. The idea is to avoid detection and keep law enforcement officials and financial institutions in the dark by putting the "dirty" money into a regular business.
Possessing or distributing controlled substances in the state of Ohio is an illegal act that could result in criminal charges. Many employers, courts, and law enforcement officials require drug testing to ensure that people do not have illegal drugs in their system. However, many Ohio residents struggle with drug addiction, as the number of drug overdose deaths in the state reached 4,854 in 2017. Some drug addicts do whatever they can to beat the test, from using synthetic urine to using additives to defraud the screening test.
City employees in Ohio are often trusted to handle significant amounts of money and ensure that the money is spent as intended. Using money intended for another purpose or for your own personal benefit is considered a form of embezzlement and can result in criminal charges.
Facing accusations of taking something that did not belong to you may have been something you experienced since a young age. You might have had siblings who accused you of taking their toys or candy, or you may have even faced such accusations from your parents or other adults. At a young age, you may have already been forced to defend yourself in some way.