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Lincoln Woman Sentenced to 10 Years Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

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

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Jodi Muratella, 39 years old, was sentenced today to a 10 year term of imprisonment, and a term of 8 years of supervised release after she completes her prison sentence, by the Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon, United Stated District Court Judge.  Jodi Muratella pleaded guilty on May 8, 2015 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to commit money laundering.  This case stems from a wiretap investigation where law enforcement discovered that several people, including Jodi Muratella, were distributing methamphetamine and marijuana in the Omaha and Lincoln areas.  Jodi Muratella is from Lincoln, Nebraska.  Some of those involved in selling the drugs, including Jodi Muratella, would at times deposit the proceeds of their drug sales into various bank accounts in order to funnel the money back to the drug suppliers in Mexico.

This case was investigated by the Greater Omaha Safe Streets Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, IRS Criminal Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The Greater Omaha Safe Streets Task Force is comprised of the following agencies: The Omaha Police Department, The Bellevue Police Department, The LaVista Police Department, The Council Bluffs Police Department, The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and The Nebraska State Patrol.

Updated August 17, 2015

Drug Trafficking