Solon woman indicted for laundering drug profits through her company through the purchase and sale of homes around Northeast Ohio
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio
A Solon woman was indicted for laundering drug profits through her company through the purchase and sale of homes around Northeast Ohio.
Jennifer Harrison, 36, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to launder money.
Harrison owned Priority Property Services LLC, a business that operates as a general contractor handling home repairs, inspections and maintenance. Harrison and a Maple Heights drug trafficker identified in the indictment as CC1 conspired between 2010 and 2014 to launder CC1’s drug profits, according to the indictment.
CC1 provided cash to Harrison to be used to purchase property and real estate. CC1 also provided cash to purchase supplies, appliances and other items to improve the value the of the property. Harrison sometimes re-sold the property and provided a portion of the proceeds to CC1, according to the indictment.
At times, Harrison deposited cash from CC1 into Priority Property Services LLC’s bank account, then wrote checks to CC1, giving the false impression she was paying CC1 for work and services performed at various properties such as landscaping and roofing, according to the indictment.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel J. Riedl following an investigation by the ATF, Internal Revenue Service -- Criminal Investigations, U.S. Secret Service and the Northern Ohio Law Enforcment Task Force.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Updated November 14, 2018