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California Woman Sentenced for Conspiracy to Launder Money

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

Acting United States Attorney Robert C. Stuart announced that on Thursday, June 8, 2017, Marisela Pescador., 39, of Moreno Valley, California, was sentenced to four years of probation for conspiracy to commit money laundering. As part of the sentence of probation, Pescador will be required to serve six months on home confinement and will be incarcerated for 16 weekends or 2-day time-periods.


Pescador pled guilty to the charge in February of 2016. Information obtained by law enforcement indicated that between April and September of 2011, Pescador was involved with other persons in laundering proceeds of methamphetamine sales, which occurred in Lincoln, Nebraska, through bank accounts in the names of Pescador, her children, her husband’s landscaping business, and bank accounts in the names of persons associated with a co-conspirator. Money from methamphetamine sales was deposited in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Pescador and other persons would withdraw the money from the bank accounts in California.


On Monday, June 5, 2017, Pescador’s husband and co-defendant, Sergio Valencia, Sr., was sentenced to 160 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to money launder.


This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Drug Task Force.

Updated June 9, 2017

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