Juneau and Sacramento Residents sentenced for conspiracy
Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that on July 27, 2012, Brent Maki, Sally Jean Maki, Michael Travis Miller, and Jason Rivera, all residents of Juneau, Alaska, and Marquis Thomas of Sacramento, California, were sentenced in federal court in Juneau to for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone and a money laundering conspiracy.
Brent Maki, 33, was sentenced to 36 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in the drug and money laundering conspiracy.
Sally Jean Maki, 27, was sentenced to three years of probation, with a special condition of 11 months of home confinement for her role in the money laundering conspiracy.
Michael Travis Miller, 32, was sentenced to 28 months of in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in the drug conspiracy.
Jason Rivera, 26, was sentenced to 60 months of in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in the drug conspiracy.
Marquis Thomas, 31, was sentenced to five years of probation for his role in the drug conspiracy.
U.S. District Court Judge Timothy M. Burgess imposed the sentence all of the defendants, prior to imposing the defendant’s sentences, Judge Burgess indicated the extreme seriousness of the offense.
According to information presented to the court by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack S. Schmidt, the defendant’s were members of a large scale drug conspiracy where oxycodone was delivered to Juneau, Alaska, from sources located in Sacramento, California, through commercial package delivery services and drug couriers flying on commercial flights. Oxycodone was delivered to other members of the conspiracy in Juneau for subsequent distribution and drug proceeds were subsequently sent back to other coconspirators located in Sacramento, California, via bank deposits, wire remittance services, or drug couriers. Other members of the conspiracy laundered the drug proceeds using bank transactions and wire transfers in order to conceal the nature of the drug proceeds, and structured deposits of the drug proceeds in a manner to avoid federal reporting requirements.
Ms. Loeffler commended the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Port of Seattle Police Department, and the Juneau Police Department-Drug Metro Unit for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case.