McKinney, Texas Man Sentenced To 108 Months For Money Laundering Conspiracy
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that NATHAN PHILLIP WEBSTER, age 40, of McKinney, Texas, was sentenced to 108 months imprisonment, followed by 36 months of supervised release for MONEY LAUNDERING CONSPIRACY, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956(h).
Charges arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The defendant was indicted in April 2015 and pled guilty in December 2015.
The Indictment alleged that beginning in or about August of 2011, the exact date being unknown and continuing until in or about January 2013, the defendant did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate, and agree together with others known and unknown, to knowingly conduct and attempt to conduct a financial transaction affecting interstate and foreign commerce, by purchasing a Green, 2001, Ford F150, truck, with the intent to promote the carrying on of specified unlawful activity, to wit: the acquisition, possession, and distribution of methamphetamine, and that while conducting and attempting to conduct such financial transaction knew that the property involved in the financial transaction represented the proceeds of some form of unlawful activity.
The charge further alleges that the defendant deposited large sums of United States Currency into bank accounts in Dallas, Texas, knowing that the transactions were designed in whole or in part to conceal and disguise the nature, location, source, ownership, and control of the proceeds from the distribution of methamphetamine.
The Honorable James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparoleable sentence.
Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States.