Becker & Poliakoff Partner Charged in Laundering Sting
Becker & Poliakoff attorney-lobbyist Alan Koslow was swept up Thursday in an FBI money laundering sting.
Federal prosecutors charged Koslow, a longtime partner at the firm, and Delray Beach retailer Susan Mohr with conspiracy to commit money laundering after they allegedly agreed to hide cash they thought was linked to illegal gambling, counterfeit Viagra and narcotics for a 5 percent handling fee.
Mohr agreed to surrender Tuesday and Koslow on June 2 for an initial appearance. The charge carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
They were charged by criminal information, which indicates a plea deal has been reached.
Koslow's attorneys, Alan Ross and Michael Orenstein, issued a statement from their client saying he resigned from the firm.
Prosecutors and Koslow's lawyers said the 112-attorney firm was not implicated in any wrongdoing.
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