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Q: What are the minimum sentences for 18USC 287, 18USC 371, 18USC 641 and 18USC 1956 (h). I know the maximums. Thank you

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: For the federal statutes you mentioned, here are the minimum sentences:

1. 18 USC 287 (False, fictitious, or fraudulent claims): No mandatory minimum sentence.

2. 18 USC 371 (Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States): No mandatory minimum sentence.

3. 18 USC 641 (Public money, property or records): No mandatory minimum sentence.

4. 18 USC 1956(h) (Conspiracy to commit money laundering): No mandatory minimum sentence.

It's important to note that while these statutes don't have mandatory minimum sentences, the actual sentences imposed can vary widely based on factors such as the specific circumstances of the crime, the defendant's criminal history, and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Judges have discretion in sentencing within the statutory limits and guideline ranges.

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