Owner of Avalanche Car Washes in Dallas-Fort Worth Area is Sentenced to Six Months in Federal Prison and Six Months Home Confinement for Structuring Currency Transactions
DALLAS — Mohamdad Jabal was sentenced yesterday afternoon by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade to six months in federal prison and six months home confinement, following his guilty plea in March 2013 to one count of structuring. According to the plea agreement filed in the case, Jabal has made full restitution, in the amount of $403,736, to the victims in the case prior to entering into the plea agreement with the government. Today’s announcement was made by U.S Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
According to the factual resume filed in the case, Jabal owns two car washes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area under the name of Avalanche Wash, Inc., and currently has a third one under construction. He maintains two bank accounts related to his car wash business. Between March 15 and April 30, 2012, Jabal made 19 cash deposits for a total of $182,050 into his Avalanche Wash Inc. Interim Construction Account at First National Bank of Burleson. Each of these deposits ranged from $9,000 to $9,800 and many of the deposits were on consecutive days. Jabal admitted that he was aware of the $10,000 reporting requirement and purposefully kept his cash deposits below the requirement so he wouldn’t “raise a red flag.”
The investigation was conducted by Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Poe.
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