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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Ohio Man Sentenced For Attempted Money Laundering

TOPEKA, KAN. – An Ohio man who was arrested in Kansas on his way to buy marijuana in Colorado was sentenced today to 12 months and a day in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Stephan McAllister said.

Julian Solorza, 37, Cincinnati, Ohio, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted money laundering. In his plea, he admitted the Kansas Highway Patrol pulled him over in Geary County, Kan. Troopers found $46,828 in cash in 41 separately banded bundles in the car. They also found two empty pieces of luggage containing traces of marijuana. Solorza admitted the cash was the proceeds derived from selling marijuana and he was on his way to Colorado to buy more.

McAllister commended the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Assistant U.S. Attorney Skip Jacobs for their work on the case.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 16, 2019