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Five suspects are indicted for shipping fentanyl to Cincinnati

The Cincinnati U.S. Attorney's Office unsealed an indictment on Jan. 15 for five suspects that they allege were responsible for running an online drug trafficking operation. The co-conspirators are alleged to have shipped various drugs -- including heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl -- to various recipients in southern Ohio and other states.

When does a tip count as insider trading?

The future is uncertain, and if you are an investor, you may know this truth better than most people. Nevertheless, your future goals depend on your success as an investor, whether it means your plans for your kids' educations, your own comfortable lifestyle or a secure retirement. You may try to balance your investments so that you are earning as much as possible without risking everything.

Money laundering accusations are sometimes made erroneously

We recently discussed how money laundering and drug crimes go hand-in-hand. Even though this is one area that often intersects, it is far from the only situation in which a person can be accused of money laundering. Anyone who is earning money from an illegal method can face this type of charge.

Drug crimes can also involve money laundering

People who handle the manufacturing, selling and trafficking of drugs can make a considerable sum of money. The issue that they might run into here is that they can't just deposit the money into the bank without raising some red flags. Banks in the United States are only supposed to allow people to deposit money that's not illegally earned.

Defending against white collar crimes in federal court

Each year, thousands of people face criminal charges in Ohio. A much smaller number will face charges in federal court. The legal basis for why a person might face charges in federal court instead of state court can be somewhat complicated, but it is sufficient to say that when a person does face charges in federal court, those charges are serious.

Police make drug crime arrest after alleged exchange observed

Facing allegations of a drug crime can be a difficult position to be in. Nonetheless, it is also a situation where the accused can take action to protect him or herself. Initiating a criminal defense could help the accused clear his or her name by dismissing the charges against them, or in some cases, having them reduced.

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