U.S. v Koshro Dowlatshahi (“It Only Takes One”)

The grim reality of Officer Safety

In 1993, prosecuted con man who persuaded victims that he and his “team” could replicate dollar bills if victims could provide them. Scam involved a demonstration of a “scientific process” by which a bill with previously altered serial numbers would be passed off as a replication of another. Defendant, represented by former mob lawyer and future Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman, pled to money laundering with counterfeiting of the one note constituting the underlying unlawful activity; defendant went to prison and Government forfeited his Rolls Royce, Mercedes, and Toyota SUV. ”The Big O” (Goodman) grudgingly praised our creative charging approach.

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