Federal prosecutors who indicted Ben Kuehne on money laundering charges say they will offer no trial evidence directly linking the attorney to drug profits, but will instead offer testimony to show that millions of dollars used to pay a Colombian druglord's defense team was tainted by the family's cocaine smuggling network. "It's an astonishing acknowledgement of what appears to be a roadmap to a negligence case rather than intentional criminality," said a former U.S. Attorney who is not part of the case.
Prosecutors Change Course on Money Laundering Charges Against Prominent Attorney
Daily Business Review
August 8, 2008