Guilford Man Pleads Guilty To Cash Reporting Charge
MAY 16 -- June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and Kevin J. O’Connor, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ORLANDO DIAZ, age 34, of 6 Hart Landing, Guilford, Connecticut, waived indictment and pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to one count of failing to file a Currency and Monetary Instrument Report.
According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, in January 2001, DIAZ flew from JFK International Airport in New York to Jamaica with approximately $50,000 in United States currency concealed on his person. DIAZ had failed to complete the required United States Customs form declaring that he was in possession of the money.
Judge Underhill has scheduled sentencing for August 13, 2007, at which time DIAZ faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000. DIAZ has also agreed to forfeit $10,000.
This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation Division and the Drug Enforcement Administration.