QLD What is worst outcome and normal outcome gonna be (Money laundry)

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  1. zzf234372608

    zzf234372608 Member

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    Hey guys

    I was involved in money laundry, actually is my friend coax me to receive money around $250,000.
    He said he borrowed money from his oversea friend, he worried about this money might be identified as oversea income which might be charged 50% tax by ATO, so he doesn't want this be complex and coax me to help him.
    I am already cooperated with police and gonna plea of guilty.

    Would i go to the jail, i am just a international student, so scared.
    Thanks in advances
     
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    zzf234372608 Member

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    Sorry, i forgot to say, the Charge is section 400.9(1)
     
  3. Clancy

    Clancy Well-Known Member

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    I do not think you understand the situation you are in? The crime you are describing is tax evasion, But it is very different to money laundering, which involves money derived from the proceeds of crime.
     
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    zzf234372608 Member

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    I understand the situation, i thought tax evasion and money launder are same.Because i help my friend received money and dealing with it. Can you give me some advice or explanation? Maybe i really don't understand anything. Thanks for your help
     
  5. Clancy

    Clancy Well-Known Member

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    Well just to be clear, the situation you described IS tax evasion and NOT money Laundering.

    If police have charged you with Money Laundering then clearly you are not telling the whole story because police think the money is originating from the proceeds of crime.... That is a ton of trouble, you need to speak to a lawyer quick smart!
     
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    zzf234372608 Member

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    It is the whole story, i dont know what my friends doing, but they told me they just borrow this money from oversea and ask me help them to receive it for avoid tax, but I have no idea this money is dirty or not. Then i am been charged with section 400.9(1). I believe the money is dirty now, that's why i got this charge, and i am also cooperate with police, may i ask, can you image what sentence gonna be ?
     
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    Clancy Well-Known Member

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    I do not know? But i assume you will be sitting down with a lawyer at some point?
     
  8. DMLegal

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    Sentencing can vary a lot, but providing your were convicted of the offence you mention above, approximately 2 years give or take. See - R v Foster [2008] QCA 90
     
  9. DMLegal

    DMLegal Well-Known Member

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    And in answer to your other question, yes, imprisonment is a very real possibility. I strongly suggest you get a good criminal defence lawyer ASAP.
     
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