Koslow admitted in August that he accepted $8,500 from undercover agents as payment for laundering cash, which he thought was linked to drug dealing and illegal gambling, through his friend Susan Mohr's bank account in 2012 and 2013.Mohr, 57, of Delray Beach, pleaded guilty to a related charge and is scheduled for sentencing next month.Prosecutor Neil Karadbil told the judge that Koslow had two personas — one was the high-powered successful attorney who raised money for charities and advised clients on legal matters."But the other Alan Koslow is the one who got him here," Karadbil said. "The other Alan Koslow is the one who likes to take short-cuts, likes to party, is kind of hedonistic."Karadbil said Koslow discussed laundering $50,000 per month for two years in exchange for a 5 percent commission. Koslow said the money "was peanuts" but he wanted extra spending money to party with his friends, agents said.Agents said he told them: "I do favors for clients" and he "liked to be cool."
Monday, November 14, 2016
How much time is appropriate for a lawyer who laundered money for criminals?
Judge Dimitrouleas sentenced Alan Koslow to a year and a day in federal prison, taking into account his cooperation and other good works. Seems like the appropriate result. Hopefully other judges will see that lengthy sentences for first-time non-violent offenders isn't the solution. From Paula McMahon: