Miami-Dade County Resident Charged with Money Laundering
Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Antonio J. Gomez, Inspector in Charge, U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), Miami Division, announced federal money laundering charges against Miami-Dade County resident Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez.
Hernandez-Gonzalez, 45, of Miami Lakes, appeared in federal court today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick A. White and was arraigned on an Indictment charging:
- 18 U.S.C. § 1956(h) - Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering
- 18 U.S.C. §§ 1956(a)(1)(B)(ii) and 1957 - Money Laundering
- 31 U.S.C. § 5324(a)(1) - Structuring to Avoid Reporting Requirements
An Indictment is merely an accusation and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of USPIS, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), and Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD). The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Elijah Levitt.