FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2012
NEWARK, N.J. – A Morris County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 92 months in prison for his involvement in a conspiracy to launder narcotics proceeds from 2007 through June 2009, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Juan Carlos Done, 42, of Morristown, N.J., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to one count of a three-count Second Superseding Indictment, which charged him with conspiracy to commit money laundering. Judge Linares imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court.
According to documents filed in two related cases and statements made in court:
Done admitted he agreed to conduct financial transactions with drug proceeds in a manner intended to conceal the source of the funds. He and others made anonymous cash deposits of drug proceeds into various bank accounts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. The amount of these deposits was intended to avoid federal transaction reporting requirements. Done conducted transactions using the bank accounts containing these laundered drug proceeds.
Done’s brother, Enrique Done, 37, was previously sentenced to 75 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute in New Jersey and elsewhere. Enrique Done admitted that he agreed with his brother, Juan Carlos Done, and others to possess with intent to distribute heroin and other drugs.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Linares sentenced Juan Carlos Done to three years of supervised release.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents, task force officers, and analysts of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert G. Koval in Newark; special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Shantelle P. Kitchen; deputy U.S. Marshals for the District of New Jersey under the direction of U.S. Marshal Juan Mattos Jr.; and federal, state, and local law enforcement officials in New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas for the investigation.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Toscano of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Frazer, Chief of the U.S. Attorney's Office's General Crimes Unit in Newark.
Defense counsel: Gerald M. Saluti Esq., Newark