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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
United States v. Singh, Patel, and Jalaram, Inc.
Citation:518 F.3d 236 (2008)
Singh, Patel, and Jalaram, Inc. (Defendants) were convicted of violating the Mann Act, money laundering, and conspiracy after they were involved in an interstate prosecution scheme. The defendants ran a prosecution ring called the “Gold Club” that operated out of motels in West Virginia. The Gold Club was operated by Susan Powell, who recruited prostitutes to work in the hotel After trial, the district court acquitted the defendants on the money laundering counts, and awarded Jalaram a new trial on the Mann Act counts. The court ruled that money laundering had not occurred because the room rental payments in the hotel did not involve the “proceeds” of Mann Act violatoins.
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