Autor:  Flóra JÓZAN, László KŐHALMI

Publicat în: Journal Of Eastern European Criminal Law no. 2/2016

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Abstract: The European recommendations suggest that the lawyers are considered gatekeepers of money laundering, such persons who can contribute to the legalization of money acquired through illegal ways with their expertise in the area. The Hungarian legislation concerning money laundering that can potentially affect lawyers raise serious constitutional concerns on several points. It is increasingly common in the international legal practice, that a criminal proceeding is launched against a lawyer. These proceedings are often based on the assumption that the criminal defence lawyer has conducted money laundering by receiving his legal fee.

Keywords: money laundering; lawyers; criminal proceeding.