Attorneys for indicted Miami attorney Ben Kuehne and two co-defendants maintain the "unprecedented" money laundering indictment is ideologically motivated by the Justice Department. At issue is a carve-out from federal anti-money laundering statutes that exempts attorneys from criminal liability in accepting defense fees. The DOJ "has been hostile to this exemption for many years and appears not to accept the policies that underlie it," Kuehne's attorneys said. "However, it is Congress that makes the laws."
Defense Team Argues DOJ Ideology Spurred Money Laundering Indictment of Miami Attorney
Daily Business Review
July 17, 2008