Oklahoma Man Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Romain Green, 32, of Oklahoma City, was arraigned today upon an indictment charging him with conspiracy to commit money laundering. The indictment alleges that Green and others conspired to engage in financial transactions involving wire fraud proceeds and that the financial transactions were designed to conceal the nature, location, source, and ownership of the criminal proceeds.
The Grand Jury in Vermont returned its indictment charging Green with this offense on March 25, 2021. Green was arrested on September 23 in Minnesota, where he was detained over the weekend before being released on September 27.
According to the indictment, Green and others distributed and received information regarding various bank accounts, including how to utilize those accounts for purposes of receiving crime proceeds. The indictment is an accusation only. The defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
United States Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle ordered Green released on conditions, and granted Green’s lawyers 90 days for the filing of pre-trial motions.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecutor is Assistant United States Attorney Michal Drescher. Green is represented by David McColgin of the Federal Public Defender’s office and Laura Wilson, Esq. of Lyndonville, Vermont.