Baltimore woman admits to money laundering
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Baltimore, Maryland woman has admitted today to money laundering, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Stephanie Edmonds, age 31, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Launder Monetary Instruments.” Edmonds admitted to conspiring with others to conduct unlawful financial transactions in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties and elsewhere from August 2015 to December 2016.
Edmonds faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $500,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth D. Grant, also with the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.