United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls man charged with Money Laundering was sentenced on December 17, 2010, by Chief US District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Lindsey Potratz, a/k/a Nate Tchida, age 29, was sentenced to 151 months of imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a $100 victim assessment.
Potratz was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 19, 2009. In November 2007, Potratz transferred $300 via MoneyGram, with the intent to carry on a conspiracy to distribute cocaine. He pled guilty on February 1, 2010.
This case was investigated by DEA, the IRS, and the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team. Assistant US Attorney Mark A. Vargo prosecuted the case.
Potratz was immediately turned over to the custody of the US Marshal.
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