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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 22, 2013

Buffalo Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering Charge

 

        BUFFALO, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Montique Shelton, 38, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to commit money laundering, was sentenced to three years probation by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who handled the case, stated that Shelton conspired with other individuals who were engaged in drug trafficking, and thereafter purchased real estate in the City of Buffalo in his name using drug proceeds. As a result of the investigation, the property at 341 Hinman Avenue in Buffalo has been forfeited.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Broan P. Boetig.