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609.496 CONCEALING CRIMINAL PROCEEDS.
    Subdivision 1. Crime. A person is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced under subdivision
2 if the person:
(1) conducts a transaction involving a monetary instrument or instruments with a value
exceeding $5,000; and
(2) knows or has reason to know that the monetary instrument or instruments represent the
proceeds of, or are derived from the proceeds of, the commission of a felony under this chapter
or chapter 152 or an offense in another jurisdiction that would be a felony under this chapter or
chapter 152 if committed in Minnesota.
    Subd. 2. Penalty. A person convicted under subdivision 1 may be sentenced to imprisonment
for not more than ten years, or to payment of a fine of not more than $100,000, or both.
    Subd. 3. Monetary instrument. For purposes of this section, "monetary instrument" means
United States currency and coin; the currency and coin of a foreign country; a bank check,
cashier's check, traveler's check, money order, stock, investment security, or negotiable instrument
in bearer form or otherwise in the form by which title to the instrument passes upon delivery;
gold, silver, or platinum bullion or coins; and diamonds, emeralds, rubies, or sapphires.
    Subd. 4. Payment of reasonable attorney fees. Subdivision 1 does not preclude the
payment or receipt of reasonable attorney fees.
History: 1989 c 286 s 3