Cheektowaga woman pleads guilty to money laudering conspiracy
BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Nannette Brown, 44, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to conspiracy to commit money laundering. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $500,000 fine or both.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant conspired with her son, Tyshawn Bradley, to use the proceeds of Tyshawn Bradley’s cocaine distribution network to purchase real estate located in Buffalo. Brown admitted that her son asked her to purchase the following properties in her name in order to conceal Tyshawn Bradley as being the true owner of the properties: 8 Norway Park; 16 Corwall Avenue; 514 Dodge Street; and 33 Gerhardt Street.
Brown, Tyshawn Bradley and 10 others were arrested in April 2013 and charged with conspiracy to traffic 280 grams or more of cocaine base and 500 grams or more of cocaine within the Perry Housing Projects.
This case resulted from an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian P. Boetig, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell, New York Field Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Resident Agent in Charge Frank Christiano. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for this nation's illegal drug supply.
Sentencing is set for April 2, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Skretny.