News Release
For Immediate Release:
March 04, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

New York Man Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Money Laundering

MAR 04 -  Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DEVIN STEVEN AGUDELO, 22, formerly of Fresh Meadows, New York, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring to launder approximately $65,000 in drug proceeds.  AGUDELO pleaded guilty to the offense on December 14, 2009.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 28, 2008, AGUDELO delivered approximately $65,000 from Greenwich, Connecticut, to Queens, New York.  The cash was a partial payment for two kilograms of heroin.

On March 31, 2008, Adolfo Alejandro Robles-Ramirez and Denis Davila, both Guatemalan nationals, traveled from Texas with the heroin hidden in their shoes for delivery to an undercover law enforcement officer in Stamford, Connecticut.

Robles-Ramirez and Davila have pleaded guilty.  On February 4, 2010, Robles-Ramirez was sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment.  Davila awaits sentencing.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the Stamford Police Department.