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Worcester Man Sentenced to Prison for Marijuana Trafficking and Money Laundering

OCT 14 (BOSTON) –A Worcester man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Worcester for participating in a four-year narcotics trafficking and money laundering scheme. 

Huy Anh “Henry” Lam, 38, of Worcester, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to seven years in prison and four years of supervised release.  Judge Hillman also forfeited Lam’s interest in a house on Whisper Drive in Worcester, three cars, a boat, bank accounts, and other property, and ordered Lam to pay a money judgment of $500,000.  In February 2015, Lam pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana, a money laundering conspiracy, a structuring conspiracy, structuring transactions to evade reporting requirements, money laundering, and unlawful monetary transactions. 

From 2010 to 2014, Lam trafficked at least 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, which generated millions of dollars in proceeds.  He then used the laundered drug proceeds to purchase two pieces of property in Worcester and luxury vehicles, including a 2012 Range Rover Sport SUV, a 2013 Cadillac Escalade, and a 2013 Nissan GT-R custom-built sports car. 

Judge Hillman previously sentenced co-defendants Nhi Ai Thi Lam to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release, and Diemphuc Thi Lam to one year and one day in prison and three years of supervised release. 

Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; William P. Offord, Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation in Boston; James V. Buthorn, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, made the announcement.

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