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Georgetown County Man Sentenced to One Year and One Day in Federal Prison for Money Laundering

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

FLORENCE, S.C. — William Dallis, 57, of Murrells Inlet, was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to money laundering.

Evidence presented to the court showed that from June 2021 to April 2022, Dallis conducted financial transactions with cash he believed was obtained from transporting and harboring illegal aliens. To conceal and disguise the nature of the illegal cash, Dallis would take the cash received and deposit it into a bank account he controlled. Dallis would then write a check to the individual that had provided the cash after taking a percentage fee per transaction.  The evidence presented revealed that Dallis received approximately $560,000.00 in cash from the individual.

United States District Judge Joseph Dawson, III sentenced Dallis to 12 months and one day imprisonment, to be followed by a three-year term of court-ordered supervision.  There is no parole in the federal system. As part of his plea agreement with the Government, Dallis also forfeited approximately $75,000.00.

This case was investigated by the FBI Columbia Field Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy F. Bower is prosecuting the case.



MEDIA CONTACT:   Veronica Hill, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Attorney’s Office,, (803) 929-3000

Updated May 30, 2024