January 12, 2011
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Phone Number: (206) 553-5443
Anchorage Man Gets Five Years For Drug & Money Laundering Crimes
Nearly $1 Million in Proceeds to be Forfeited to the Government
ANCHORAGE, AK - Daryl Hunter, 42, of Anchorage, Alaska was convicted and sentenced on January 12, 2011 in federal court for money laundering and maintaining a place for distribution of controlled substances.
On January 12, 2011, Hunter pled guilty to 20 counts of money laundering and one count of maintaining a place for the distribution of controlled substances. After accepting his pleas, he was sentenced to 60 months in prison to be followed by 36 months of supervised release. Hunter will also forfeit approximately $1 million in proceeds from the sale of heroin, including five golf simulators, two Rolex watches, and a 1947 Stinson aircraft.
According to information presented to the court, the investigation revealed that Hunter traveled to Portland, Oregon to purchase heroin that he then sold in Anchorage. Hunter then used the profits from this distribution to purchase a 2007 Cadillac Escalade for $70,517, five golf simulators for a total price of $272,500, two Rolex watches for a total price of $18,475, a 1947 Stinson aircraft for a $30,000 down payment, and a local business, “Wings N Things” for a $200,000 cash down payment. The investigation further revealed that prior to March 2007, Hunter rented a residence at 7035 Redhawk Circle in Anchorage. During the time he resided there, and particularly on February 21, 2008, Hunter knowingly allowed that residence to be used as a place to receive or store heroin for later distribution.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Anchorage Police Department, and the Internal Revenue Service -Criminal Investigation.