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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Aurora, Colorado, Resident Sentenced To 63 Months In Prison For Money Laundering And Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On March 25, 2014, Matthew Corey Cummings, a 31 year-old resident of Aurora, Colorado, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John Jarvey to 63 months in prison for money laundering and for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Judge Jarvey also ordered Cummings to serve two years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment.

On November 1, 2013, Cummings pled guilty to both charges as a result of an investigation being conducted by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force into the distribution of controlled substances being distributed in Pottawattamie County from Colorado. Money from the sale of these controlled substances was being returned to Colorado through a bank account which was set up for that purpose. In addition, when arrested while transporting marijuana into Pottawattamie County, Cummings was found to have a handgun in his possession.

The investigation was conducted by the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force, Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office, Aurora Colorado Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Updated March 12, 2015