Count __ of the indictment charges the defendant with a violation of Title 18, U.S.C. § 1956(a)(2)(B)(i). This statute provides in pertinent part:
- (a)(2) Whoever transports, transmits, or transfers, or attempts to transport, transmit or transfer a monetary instrument or funds from a place in the United States to or through a place outside the United States or to a place in the United States from or through a place outside the United States --
(B) knowing that the monetary instrument or funds involved in the transportation, represent the proceeds of some form of unlawful activity and knowing that such transportation 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 a specified unlawful activity is guilty of an offense against the United States.
Title 18, U.S.C. § 1956(a)(2)(B)(i)