User Login    
 + Register
PDQ Cleaning
News : KC Attorney Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering
Posted by Randy on 2014/5/13 4:10:00 (270 reads) News by the same author

Sixty-nine year old James Wirken of Kansas City waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan to federal information charging him with one count of money laundering.
Click to see original Image in a new window

Wirken was a lawyer and principal at The Wirken Law Group until he was disbarred by the Missouri Supreme Court in 2012.

By pleading guilty today, Wirken admitted that he withdrew money from his law firm’s trust account, which was being held for the benefit of a client, and deposited the funds into his law firm’s operating account. Wirken then used the funds for his personal benefit. All of the transactions were conducted without the client’s consent.

Wirken wrote six checks between December 2009 and Jan. 13, 2010, totaling $116,730.

Today’s plea agreement cites the specific incident in which Wirken transferred $51,000 into the law firm’s operating account, then directed an employee to purchase a $50,000 cashier’s check from that account. The $50,000 cashier’s check was to repay a loan that another client had made to Wirken, which had been in default since Oct. 2, 2008.

Under federal statutes, Wirken is subject to a sentence of up to 10 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000 (or not more than twice the amount of the criminally derived property) and an order of restitution. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2015/8/28 17:19:39 - Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper Killed Audrain County Accident
2015/8/28 4:26:43 - Harrison County Man Arrested For Child Pornography
2015/8/28 4:14:50 - Opponents Of Missouri Hog Farm Win Court Ruling
2015/8/28 4:09:36 - Police Escort Fills In For Dad On First Day Of Kindergarten
2015/8/28 4:04:09 - Northeast Missouri Suspect Badly Hurt After Police Shooting
2015/8/28 4:00:11 - New Missouri Court Fines, Sex Ed Laws Set To Take Effect Today
2015/8/28 3:54:40 - Police Say Woman Found Getting High On Canned Air At Walmart
2015/8/27 14:18:52 - Milan Wildcat Coaches Shows For Thursday, 8/27/15
2015/8/27 13:50:00 - Trenton Lady Bulldogs Win Home Opener At Riverside CC
2015/8/27 12:10:32 - Trenton Tennis Beats Carrollton, 7-2
2015/8/27 11:59:59 - Lawson Sweeps Trenton In Tuesday Volleyball
2015/8/27 10:41:46 - Brookfield Downs Trenton In Head-To-Head Golf Duel
2015/8/27 8:40:00 - Grundy County Circuit Court News
2015/8/27 6:40:00 - Freightliner Truck Swerves To Avoid School Bus
2015/8/27 6:25:13 - Trenton Hy-Vee Honors Joel McCully With Legendary Customer Service Award
2015/8/27 4:14:05 - Suspect Charged In Naked Home Invasion In Maryville
2015/8/27 4:09:17 - Missouri Couple Accused Of Multistate Sex Trafficking
2015/8/27 4:03:09 - Missouri Man Convicted Of Raping 13-Year-Old Dies In Prison
2015/8/27 3:58:37 - More Than Two Dozen Arrests Made At Independence Motels
2015/8/27 3:54:33 - Burger King To McDonald's: Lets Make A McWhopper
2015/8/27 3:50:03 - Two Children Removed From Rat Infested, Feces Filled Home
2015/8/26 11:20:00 - Princeton Tiger Coaches Shows For Wednesday, 8/26/15
2015/8/26 9:11:31 - Spickard Fall Festival Schedule Announced
2015/8/26 9:07:42 - Trenton City Council Meeting Results
2015/8/26 7:41:02 - Two Reporters Killed On Live Television
2015/8/26 6:23:52 - Gallatin City Council Approves Tax Levy
2015/8/26 6:20:00 - Building And Nuisance Board Add Additional Properties To Nuisance List
2015/8/26 6:00:00 - Grundy County Sheriff Reports Two Arrests
2015/8/26 5:50:00 - Fire Safety Fire Officer One Course To Be Hosted By Trenton Fire Department
2015/8/26 5:42:41 - Texas Man Accused Of Multiple Violations After Accident Near Bethany



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM