US: Man tied to drug-trafficking organization sentenced in complex money-laundering scheme

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April 8 2019

A 53-year-old man from Mexico was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison for his role in a complex money laundering scheme linked to the fashion district in Los Angeles.

The scheme was uncovered in 2015 following a lengthy investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration into a Portland-based heroin trafficking organization, according to prosecutors.