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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

New Jersey Man Charged in the Southern District of Florida with Money Laundering

Miami, Florida – A 55-year-old resident of Jersey City, New Jersey, made his initial appearance before a federal magistrate judge in Key West, Florida to face money laundering charges.

According to the indictment, from about February to April 2020, in Monroe County, Florida, Naby Toure conspired with others to launder the proceeds of illegal activity: wire fraud.  In addition to conspiracy, the indictment charges that Toure committed money laundering on March 31, 2020, when he deposited a $18,600 check into a bank account and on April 2, 2020, when he deposited a $17,000 check into a different bank account.

If convicted, Toure faces up to 10 years in federal prison, if convicted.  Toure’s trial is set for February 28, before U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman.  

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami, made the announcement.

FBI Miami Key West Resident Agency investigated the case with the assistance of the Key West Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Yisel Valdes and Lindsey Lazopoulos Friedman are prosecuting the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Brown is handling asset forfeiture.

An indictment contains mere allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at www.flsd.uscourts.gov or at http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov, under case number 21-cr-10015.

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Contact: 
Marlene Rodriguez Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney Public Affairs Officer USAFLS.News@usdoj.gov
Updated February 1, 2022