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Superseding Indictment Charges Fugitive with Money Laundering Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that DELROY ANDERSON, also known as “Max,” 56, formerly of Stamford, appeared yesterday in New Haven federal court for his arraignment on money laundering offenses contained in a superseding indictment.  Anderson entered a plea of not guilty to the charges.

As alleged in the superseding indictment, which was returned by a grand jury in Bridgeport on July 6, 2022, for approximately five years, Anderson conspired with others to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars in proceeds from a marijuana trafficking operation by paying for marijuana cultivation, package shipping, electricity, and air travel expenses with the proceeds.  He also deposited the drug trafficking proceeds into multiple bank accounts opened in the name of Maximillion Enterprises Inc., and structured deposits to evade reporting requirements under federal law.

In February 2020, Anderson was charged, with alleged co-conspirators Kelvin Jackson and Stephanie Atkinson, by indictment with various money laundering offenses.  On February 18, 2022, Anderson, who had been released on bond pending trial, was scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport for a guilty plea proceeding.  He failed to appear for that court proceeding and ceased contact with his attorney and the U.S. Probation Office.

On November 8, 2023, the U.S. Marshals Service located and arrested Anderson in Dallas, Texas.  He has been detained since his arrest.

The superseding indictment charges Anderson with one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, three counts of promotional money laundering, two counts of concealment money laundering, and one count of structuring money laundering.  If convicted, Anderson faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years on each count.

U.S. Attorney Avery stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Jackson, 54, of Bristol, Virginia, and Atkinson, 45, of Stamford, have each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments.  Both await sentencing.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Marshals Service.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys and David T. Huang and Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis through the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Program.  OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs and transnational criminal organizations through a prosecutor-led and intelligence-driven approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.  Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

Updated December 15, 2023

Drug Trafficking
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