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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of North Carolina

Friday, May 16, 2014

California Man Sentenced For Cash Smuggling

GREENSBORO, N.C. –A California man was sentenced to 50 months in prison for bulk cash smuggling, announced United States Attorney Ripley Rand.

Adolfo Pulido, age 55, pled guilty on January 3, 2014, and was sentenced on May 13, 2014. Chief United States District Judge William L. Osteen, Jr., sentenced Pulido to a total of 50 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release. A special assessment of $100 was also imposed.

Pulido traveled to Asheboro, North Carolina, with the intent to transport over $1.5 million in cash back to California and then to Mexico without reporting the movement of the cash across the Mexican border as required by federal law. Cash in the amount of $1,567,576.00 was seized from Pulido during the investigation.

The case was investigated by the Asheboro Police Department, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sandra Hairston.

Updated March 19, 2015