TALLADEGA MAN SENTENCED FOR STRUCTURING CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS
BIRMINGHAM – A federal judge today sentenced a Talladega man to more than two years in prison for illegally structuring cash transactions of more than $300,000, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Roy Sexton announced.
U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced CALVIN WILLS, 60, to 30 months in prison and ordered him to forfeit $318,000, which the government already has recovered.
WILLS was indicted in August 2009 on 33 counts of structuring cash transactions to avoid reporting requirements. The 33 cash withdrawals, in amounts just under the threshold that would require financial institutions to report the transaction, were made over about a month and a half.
WILLS pleaded guilty in November 2009 to one count of structuring and consented to the criminal forfeiture.
Special agents of the Secret Service and United States Army, Criminal Investigation Command, investigated the case. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Davis A. Barlow prosecuted it.
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