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Money Laundering Press Releases




November 7, 2013

SPANGLER: Former Seattle Investment Advisor Convicted of Wire Fraud, Money Laundering and Investment Advisor Fraud

October 25, 2012

MASTRO: Michael and Linda Mastro Indicted for Bankruptcy Fraud and Money Laundering

September 7, 2012

FRINK: Redmond Man Indicted for Tax Fraud, Money Laundering and Bank Fraud

OLAIS ROCHA: Brothers who led Heroin and Meth Distribution Ring Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

August 20, 2012

MARIJUANA SHOPS: Three Plead Guilty to Drug Distribution Charges for Violating Federal and State Drug Laws

April 12, 2012

YIM: Burien Woman Convicted of Drug and Money Laundering Conspiracies and Wire Fraud

 

2/15/11 ROUECHE
LEADER OF CANADA'S UN GANG SENTENCED AGAIN TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON

2/8/11 SCHROCK
ARMY OFFICER PREVIOUSLY STATIONED AT FORT LEWIS PLEADS GUILTY TO MONEY LAUNDERING IN CONNECTION WITH FUNDS STOLEN FROM IRAQ
Defendant Stole More Than $47,000 in Army Funds Intended to Help Iraqi People

2/7/11 DRURY
VANCOUVER MAN WHO DEFRAUDED USED CAR DEALERS SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON
‘Advance Fee’ Scam Defrauds More than 50 Car Dealers of More Than $122,000

11/18/10 BERG
MERCER ISLAND MAN INDICTED FOR PONZI SCHEME AND BANKRUPTCY FRAUD
Darren Berg Defrauded Investors and Allegedly Tried to Hide Assets During Bankruptcy

10/21/10 BERG
MERCER ISLAND MAN ARRESTED FOR PONZI SCHEME AND BANKRUPTCY FRAUD
Darren Berg Defrauded Investors and Allegedly Tried to Hide Assets During Bankruptcy

9/3/10 CUNNINGHAM
CIGARETTE WHOLESALER SENTENCED FOR TRAFFICKING IN UNTAXED CIGARETTES
New Mexico Distributor Continued to Ship Contraband Cigarettes after Law Enforcement Raids

9/24/10 COLACURCIO
FRANK COLACURCIO JR. SENTENCED TO PRISON IN STRIP CLUB CASE
Colacurcio Jr. Forfeits Millions in Cash and Property

3/29/10 CHILL
FORMER LONGVIEW CONTRACTOR SENTENCED FOR MAIL FRAUD, BANK FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING
Former Owner of Damage Restoration Company Submitted $3.2 Million in Inflated Claims to Insurance Companies and Defrauded SBA of additional $2 million

3/17/10 POFF
FORMER WASHINGTON RESIDENT CONVICTED OF MULTIPLE COUNTS OF CONSPIRACY, BANK FRAUD, WIRE FRAUD, AND MONEY LAUNDERING IN MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEME
Loan Originator Forged Documents, Defrauded Banks and Sellers in Scheme

2/4/10 BARAJAS GARCIA
DEFENDANT PLEADS GUILTY TO LEADING DRUG RING LINKED TO NOTORIOUS “LA FAMILIA” CARTEL
Renton Man Facing more than a Decade in Prison

12/16/09 ROUECHE
LEADER OF B.C.’S UN GANG SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING
Long Sentence Aimed at Deterring Others From Taking Lead of the Criminal Organization

12/14/09 STUBER
FORMER COWLITZ COUNTY CIGARETTE DISTRIBUTOR SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND CIGARETTES
Conspired with Smoke Shop Owner and Others to Avoid $20 Million in State Taxes

10/23/09 CHILL
FORMER LONGVIEW CONTRACTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO MAIL FRAUD, BANK FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING
Owner of Damage Restoration Company Submitted $3.2 Million in Inflated Claims to Insurance Companies and Defrauded SBA of additional $2 million

7/30/09 QUAST
CANADIAN CAR DEALER SENTENCED TO 75 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR DRUG CONSPIRACY AND MONEY LAUNDERING
Admits Leadership Role in Smuggling Hundreds of Pounds of Cocaine and More than 60,000 pounds of BC Bud Marijuana

6/30/09 COLACURCIO
STRIP CLUB MOGUL AND ASSOCIATES INDICTED FOR RICO CONSPIRACY, MONEY LAUNDERING AND MAIL FRAUD
Colacurcio Organization Promoted Prostitution, Laundered Illegal Proceeds and Cheated on Tax Payments

2/18/09 STUBER
ARIZONA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFIC IN CONTRABAND CIGARETTES
Cowlitz County Distributor Conspired with Smoke Shop Owner to Avoid $20 Million in State Taxes

10/16/08 FALCO
DRUG DEFENDANT, ON THE RUN FOR 15 YEARS, PLEADS GUILTY TO MONEY LAUNDERING
Defendant Admits Laundering More than $8,000,000 in Proceeds from Hashish Shipment

6/2/08 COLACURCIO
RESTRAINING ORDER FILED AGAINST COLACURCIO OWNED PROPERTIES - First Step Toward Potential Forfeiture in RICO Prosecution

11/16/07 LANMON
FORT LEWIS CAPTAIN CHARGED WITH TAKING BRIBES, REMOVING ARTIFACT FROM IRAQ - Contracting Officer Allegedly Took Thousands in Bribes for Steering Work in Iraq

8/28/07 LOVE
WEST SEATTLE MORTGAGE BROKER SENTENCED TO 18 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR MONEY LAUNDERING - Helped Dealers Invest Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Real Estate

7/13/07 MACKE
BELLEVUE MAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING AND MONEY LAUNDERING - Drug Ring Used Lawyer, Real Estate Agent, and Businessman to Launder Drug Money

6/29/07 VU
KENT WOMAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR LAUNDERING DRUG MONEY - Deposited More than $150,000 in Cash: Proceeds of Marijuana Distribution

5/24/07 CASINOS
DOZENS INDICTED IN CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT RACKETEERING, ILLEGAL GAMBLING, MONEY LAUNDERING, AND RELATED OFFENSES - Nationwide Conspiracy to Cheat Casinos by Bribing Employees

3/16/07 VU
KENT WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO LAUNDERING DRUG MONEY - Deposited More than $150,000 in Cash: Proceeds of Marijuana Distribution

1/26/07 PLOWMAN
LAWYER SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR FINANCIAL REPORTING CRIME - Used Cash from Drug Dealer to Purchase Laundromat to Launder Drug Money

11/30/06 LANEY
FORMER VANCOUVER AREA MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY INVOLVING COUNTERFEIT SOFTWARE AND MONEY LAUNDERING - Web of Companies Sold up to $20 million of Microsoft Software with Altered Licenses

11/3/06 MANALANG
LAWYER SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR MONEY LAUNDERING - Took Drug Money from Cocaine Traffickers to Invest in Real Estate

10/16/06 PLOWMAN
LAWYER PLEADS GUILTY TO FINANCIAL REPORTING CRIME IN CONNECTION WITH LAUNDERING OF DRUG MONEY THROUGH LAUNDROMAT - Admits He Failed to Report Large Cash Transactions Linked to Drug Dealer

10/6/06 TRAN
SEATTLE ACCOUNTANT SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR ATTEMPTED MONEY LAUNDERING - Sting Operation Nets Accountant Setting up Sham Companies to Hide Illegal Proceeds of Crime

8/11/06 LOVE
MORTGAGE BROKER PLEADS GUILTY TO CONSPIRACY TO LAUNDER CASH FOR DRUG DEALERS - Assisted Drug Ring by Hiding Cash Transactions and Submitting Fake Documents for Property Purchases

8/1/06 MANALANG
LAWYER PLEADS GUILTY TO MONEY LAUNDERING

12/2/05 WHITE
Lawyers Sentenced to Prison for Financial Crimes - Men secretly accepted money from drug organization

10/14/05 GARCIA-VILLALBA
Skagit County Crime Family Members Sentenced to Significant Prison Terms; Mexican Drug Ring Laundered Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

7/28/05 NGUYEN
Woodinville Couple and Company Indicted for Sales of Stolen and Mislabeled Medical Devices

7/22/05 WHITE/VANDERVEEN
Lawyers Plead Guilty to Financial Crimes

5/27/05 OPERATION PIT BOSS
New Charges and Arrest in Sham Marriage Scheme

4/11/05 PAUL
Eight Indicted for Smuggling and Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes and Money Laundering

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