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Western District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 2, 2020

Tazewell Man to Serve 36 Months in Prison for His Role in Money Laundering Conspiracy

ABINGDON, Va. – John Howard “Junior” Boothe, Jr., the owner of C & A Trucking, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Abingdon to 36 months in federal prison after having previously pled guilty to conspiring to commit money laundering.  Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar made the announcement today. 

According to evidence presented at court hearings, Boothe, 53, of Tazewell, Va., was part of a conspiracy involving Larry Wayne Price, Jr., in which Boothe laundered over $6 million of Price’s fraudulently obtained proceeds through his company. Boothe submitted false invoices as part of the scheme. Larry Wayne Price, Jr., has pled guilty in United States District Court in Montana and is awaiting sentencing.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office, and Russell County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated October 2, 2020