A Maryland attorney was suspended from practicing law following a federal jury conviction on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering for using his firm’s bank accounts to launder more than $1 million in drug payments.

First Assistant U.S. Attorney Phil Selden of  the District of Maryland announced the conviction of attorney Kenneth Wendell Ravenell on Dec. 28, 2021. At trial, evidence was presented that Ravenell received drug proceeds from his client, Richard Byrd, and deposited those funds into the account of the law firm Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, where he was a partner.