Prosecutors May Drop Obstruction Charge Against Miami Lawyer in Laundering Case

By Brian Orsak and Brian Monroe

Federal prosecutors are considering dropping obstruction of justice charges against a prominent Miami lawyer accused of accepting dirty funds from a client. In February, the U.S Attorney's Office in Miami charged Benedict Kuehne of helping to disguise narcotics proceeds that were a portion of more than $5 million in fees paid by a drug trafficker to his defense lawyer. Kuehne, who was hired by the defense attorney to verify whether the money was clean, created false documentation to hide the money's source, prosecutors said. But in court documents filed Monday, prosecutors said that there have been "discussions" at the Justice...