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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cheektowaga Woman Sentenced For Money Laundering Conspiracy

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Nannette Brown, 47, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to commit money laundering, was sentenced to two years probation and a $500.00 fine by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. 

"It is often said that those who assist criminals are every bit as guilty as those who commit the initial offense,” said U.S. Attorney Hochul. “This case is an example of that principle."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the case, stated that the defendant conspired with her son, Tyshawn Bradley, to use the proceeds of Tyshawn Bradley’s cocaine distribution network to purchase real estate located in Buffalo. Brown admitted that her son asked her to purchase the following properties in her name in order to conceal Tyshawn Bradley as being the true owner of the properties: 8 Norway Park; 16 Cornwall Avenue; 514 Dodge Street; and 33 Gerhardt Street. 

Brown, Tyshawn Bradley and nine others were arrested in April 2013 and charged with conspiracy to traffic 280 grams or more of crack cocaine and 500 grams or more of cocaine within the Perry Housing Projects. All 11 defendants have been convicted. 

This case resulted from an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) joint investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for this nation's illegal drug supply.

Updated August 11, 2016