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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Buffalo Man Sentenced On Money Laundering Charge

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Wilfred Wylie, 35, of Buffalo, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit money laundering, was sentenced to 63 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.  
 
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, co-defendant Franklin Richards supplied cocaine to the LRGP Gang which operates in the area of Lombard, Rother, Gibson and Playter Streets in Buffalo. Wilfred Wylie was searched by security at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and found with $112,00 in U.S. currency, which he intended to take to Houston, Texas for the purchase of cocaine on behalf of Franklin Richards.
 
Franklin Richards has been convicted and is awaiting sentencing. 
 
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen.

Updated June 29, 2016