Money laundering entails taking criminal profits and moving them in a prohibited manner to give the appearance of legitimacy. Criminals or persons acting on their behalf generate proceeds in the form of money or property by committing a crime designated as a specified unlawful activity (SUA). Criminals then move that SUA money with the intent to disguise the nature, location, source, ownership, or control of the funds; this is s known as “concealment” money laundering. Alternatively, in “promotion” money laundering, they reinvest the SUA money in their illicit activity to ensure its continuing nature. Either theory suffices for a money laundering charge. It is the responsibility of legal counsel to ascertain the facts and determine which of the money laundering statutes is/are appropriate for the circumstances.