Texas Man Charged with Conspiring to Launder Drug Money
PITTSBURGH - A resident of Houston, Texas, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The one-count indictment named Vincent D. Middlebrooks, 40, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, from on or about Dec. 4, 2009, and continuing thereafter to on or about Sept. 29, 2011, Middlebrooks conspired to launder drug money.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 20 years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Katherine A. King is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
A federally administered Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) comprised of members drawn from the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation Division, and the Beaver Falls Police Department conducted the investigation in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.