Most money laundering laws contain a wide definition or listing of predicate crimes or Specified Unlawful Activities whose proceeds, if involved in the subject transaction, can give rise to prosecution for the crime of money laundering. Sometimes, the predicate crimes are defined as “felonies” or “all offences in the criminal code. In the MLCA, several sanctions violations are considered predicate crimes, including the criminal violations in Title 50 (IEEPA).

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