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21-5716. Unlawful acts involving proceeds derived from violations of 21-5701 through 21-5717. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to receive or acquire proceeds or engage in transactions involving proceeds, known to be derived from a violation of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5701 through 21-5717, and amendments thereto, or any substantially similar offense from another jurisdiction. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to any transaction between an individual and that individual's counsel necessary to preserve that individual's right to representation, as guaranteed by section 10 of the bill of rights of the constitution of the state of Kansas and by the sixth amendment to the United States constitution. This exception does not create any presumption against or prohibition of the right of the state to seek and obtain forfeiture of any proceeds derived from a violation of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5701 through 21-5717, and amendments thereto.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to distribute, invest, conceal, transport or maintain an interest in or otherwise make available anything of value which that person knows is intended to be used for the purpose of committing or furthering the commission of any crime in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5701 through 21-5717, and amendments thereto, or any substantially similar offense from another jurisdiction.

(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to direct, plan, organize, initiate, finance, manage, supervise or facilitate the transportation or transfer of proceeds known to be derived from commission of any crime in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5701 through 21-5717, and amendments thereto, or any substantially similar offense from another jurisdiction.

(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct a financial transaction involving proceeds derived from commission of any crime in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5701 through 21-5717, and amendments thereto, or any substantially similar offense from another jurisdiction, when the transaction is designed in whole or in part to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, ownership or control of the proceeds known to be derived from commission of any crime in K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5701 through 21-5717, and amendments thereto, or any substantially similar offense from another jurisdiction, or to avoid a transaction reporting requirement under state or federal law.

(e) Violation of this section is a:

(1) Drug severity level 5 felony if the value of the proceeds is less than $5,000;

(2) drug severity level 4 felony if the value of the proceeds is at least $5,000 but less than $100,000;

(3) drug severity level 3 felony if the value of the proceeds is at least $100,000 but less than $250,000;

(4) drug severity level 2 felony if the value of the proceeds is at least $250,000 but less than $500,000; and

(5) drug severity level 1 felony if the value of the proceeds is $500,000 or more.

History: L. 2009, ch. 32, § 16; L. 2009, ch. 143, § 35; L. 2012, ch. 150, § 17; July 1.


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