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Money Laundering

June 30, 2020

Five Tampa residents charged in $21 million money laundering conspiracy of drug trafficking proceeds

TAMPA, Fla. - A 37-count indictment was unsealed today charging five individuals with money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.  If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison per count. The indictment also notifies the defendants that the United States is seeking a money judgment of $21,567,939 and forfeiture of approximately $167,008 seized from a bank account, which represents the proceeds of the offenses. .



June 15, 2020

Bakersfield man sentenced for structuring synthetic drug proceeds

FRESNO, Calif. — Majed Bashir Akroush, aka Magic Mike, 52, of Bakersfield, was sentenced today to two years and nine months in prison for conspiring to structure over $700,000 in cash withdrawals from four different bank accounts associated with his internet businesses that sold synthetic marijuana, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott and Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Daniel C.

January 31, 2020

Bulk trafficker of heroin and crystal methamphetamine sentenced to 20 years

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Otequise Lenard Miller, 34, of Concord, N.C. was sentenced today to 240 months in prison and five years of supervised release on drug trafficking conspiracy resulting in an overdose death and money laundering charges, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. 

December 5, 2019

Man heads to prison in multi-state marijuana conspiracy

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – A 39-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a Rio Grande Valley-based drug conspiracy, announced DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge Steven S. Whipple and U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick.

July 25, 2019

Two Colombian businessmen charged with money laundering in connection with Venezuela bribery scheme

MIAMI – Alex Nain Saab Moran, 47, and Alvaro Pulido Vargas, 55, both citizens of Colombia, were each charged in an eight-count indictment returned in the Southern District of Florida with one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering and seven counts of money laundering. The indictment also alleges and seeks forfeiture in excess of $350 million representing the amount of funds involved in the violation.

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