Count __ of the indictment charges the defendant with a violation of Title 18, U.S.C., § 1956(a)(1)(B)(i). This statute provides in pertinent part:
- (a)(1) Whoever, knowing that the property involved in a financial transaction represents the proceeds of some form of unlawful activity, conducts or attempts to conduct such a financial transaction which in fact involves the proceeds of specified unlawful activity--
(B) knowing that the transaction is designed in whole or in part --
(i) to conceal or disguise the nature, the location, the source, the ownership, or the control of the proceeds of specified unlawful activity is guilty of an offense against the United States.
Title 18, U.S.C. § 1956(a)(1)(B)(i)