The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 29-year-old Vestal, New York, resident was sentenced to serve 20 months in prison and to forfeit $275,000 today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo for his role in a money laundering conspiracy involving proceeds from the unlawful sale of synthetic marijuana.
According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, Jaswinder Singh, previously admitted to conspiring with others to commit money laundering related to synthetic marijuana distribution in northeastern Pennsylvania and New York State.
Singh was charged in January 2014, as a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service criminal investigators, and the Pennsylvania State Police. He pleaded guilty on January 30, 2014.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa.