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January 25, 2007 - United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan today announced that a federal grand jury returned a thirty-one count indictment* charging Francisco Lopez with money laundering, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1956(a)(3). According to the indictment, between February 20, 2004 and November 16, 2005, Lopez conducted financial transactions with the intent to promote the carrying on of a specified unlawful activity.


DEFENDANT


ADDRESS


AGE [Date of Birth]

Francisco Lopez
Philadelphia, PA
Age 62

If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 620 years, a term of supervised release of not more than 3 years, a fine of $15,500,000, and a special assessment of $3,100.

The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Roberta Benjamin.


UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Contact:
RICH MANIERI
Media Contact
215.861.8525

*An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Benjamin Franklin Photo by B. Krist for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation