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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

Friday, January 26, 2018

Lake County Woman Sentenced to over 6 Years in Prison for Laundering Money from Cocaine and Marijuana Trafficking

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Michelle Troung, 34, of Clear Lake, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to six-and-a-half years in prison for conspiracy to launder money, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

According to court documents, Troung conspired with co-defendants Dustin Wilson and Brandon Roberts to distribute marijuana and cocaine from Sacramento to the Southeastern United States. They also conspired to conceal the proceeds of their drug trafficking through various monetary transactions. On January 13, 2017, Troung pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd A. Pickles prosecuted the case.

Co-defendant Brandon Roberts was sentenced to three years and one month in prison. Co-defendant Dustin Wilson has pleaded guilty and is set for sentencing on February 23, 2018.

Drug Trafficking
Press Release Number: 
2:12-cr-049 GEB
Updated January 26, 2018