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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 4, 2013

Olathe Man Sentenced On Charge Of Failing To File Federal Currency Reports

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A man from Olathe, Kan., has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for failing to file federal currency transaction reports, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Pedro R. Padilla, 46, Olathe, Kan., pleaded guilty to 10 counts of willfully failing to file currency reports. A criminal information filed in June 2012 in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., alleged that the transactions occurred at Novedades El Guero, an Olathe business engaged in check cashing. The information alleged Padilla failed to make reports on 10 transactions that took place in 2011 ranging from $10,541 to $44,840.

Grissom commended the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jabari Wamble for their work on the case.