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Press Release

West Seneca Man Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Benjamin Golembiewski, 28, of West Seneca, N.Y., who was convicted of money laundering conspiracy, was sentenced to 37 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who handled the case, stated that on August 22, 2014, the defendant shipped a package containing $77,000 in United States currency, which was marijuana sale proceeds, to a co-conspirator in Carlsbad, California.
On September 26, 2014, Drug Enforcement Administration agents executed a search warrant at Golembiewski’s residence, which was in Buffalo at the time, and seized $224,123 in United States currency, three firearms and ammunition, and a 65-inch television.
The defendant was arrested along with co-defendants James Parish and Justin Stevens. Parish and Stevens have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division, and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Police, under the direction of Chief George W. Gast.

Updated January 15, 2016