There appeared to be little love Wednesday on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a money-laundering case against prominent Miami attorney Ben Kuehne and two Colombians charged with funneling drug money to the United States to pay the legal bills of Medellin drug kingpin Fabio Ochoa.

The outcomes of appellate hearings are hard to handicap, being by nature a devil’s advocate forum. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Vijay Shanker with the Justice Department’s appellate division in Washington was on the ropes much of the time in two sets of arguments defending the government’s positions. After the judges left the bench, Shanker shrugged at the prosecutor trying the case, who was observing from the gallery.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]