Heuvelton, NY asked in Criminal Law and International Law for New York

Q: Can I be in trouble sending money to friend in Romania from US?

I met a man in romania in april 2019. we have met 3 times since in romania. He has little and I sometimes send him money. Recently a online transfer company small world stoped my transfer and said compliance stopped it. they wont tell me why. They did call and ask how i knew him and if we had ever met and why I sent money. Why would they stop it and could i get in trouble? I am allowed to send my money to a friend right? it is a gift/charity and he pays bills or uses for things he needs. i am confused and a little unsettled.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter Wade Kolp
Peter Wade Kolp
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Compliance may suspect some top of fraud.

Mail fraud and wire fraud are federal crimes in the United States that involve mailing or electronically transmitting something associated with fraud. Jurisdiction is claimed by the federal government if the illegal activity crosses interstate or international borders

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