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Update: Charges against wife to be dropped in PA gambling case

Earlier this week, we discussed the federal gambling-related charges against a father and son in Montgomery County. The mother of the family was also facing a banking charge related to the gambling allegations, but a judge recently said the banking charge would be dropped. That is, if all of the other people charged in the case plead guilty to illegal gambling and racketeering.

The woman's husband and son, who have already pleaded guilty, will be sentenced at a date yet to be determined. After their sentencing, the charge against the mother will be officially dropped. The agreement is undoubtedly bittersweet, as her husband, who has reportedly fought cancer and suffered a stroke, could be given a three-year prison sentence. The prosecution has recommended that the son be sentenced to as many as 15 months in prison.

A total of 16 individuals were initially indicted on charges ranging from money laundering to illegal gambling. The organization allegedly brought in an estimated $10 million annually. The defendants have agreed to a so-called "global plea," whereby the deal is off for all defendants in the event that one of them backs out.

This case reportedly marks the first time such a deal has been struck in eastern Pennsylvania.

Money can be laundered in a variety of ways, and federal authorities use significant resources to charge people with money laundering. However, in their efforts to make charges stick to a defendant, investigators do make mistakes and violate the rights of the accused.

Our criminal defense website has more on defending against charges of money laundering, tax evasion and other white collar crimes.

Source: NBC10.com, "Late Philly Mayor's Daughter Spared In Gambling Case," MaryClaire Dale, Feb. 4, 2014

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