Count __ of the indictment charges the defendant with a violation of Title 18, U.S.C., § 1956(a)(1)(A)(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--
(A)(i) with the intent to promote the carrying on of specified unlawful activity is guilty of an offense against the United States.
Title 18, U.S.C., § 1956(a)(1)(A)(i)
[cited in Criminal Resource Manual 2101]