Jason Pagan-Reyes will serve six years and six months in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering by order of the US Superior District Court. Judge Susan C. Bucklew.
The charges against Pagan-Reyes stem from a July 2020 incident in which a Florida state trooper stopped the defendant’s minivan. At the time, Pagan-Reyes was transporting just over $1 million in drug proceeds to a money laundering organization that intended to take the funds to the Dominican Republic.
According to a official release from the IRS, a drug dog alerted the officer to suspicious contents in the vehicle.
A subsequent search of Pagan-Reyes’s phone showed that he had been in communication with others about drug trafficking and money laundering, which are federal crimes.
The IRS shared that this investigation was a joint venture between the DEA Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF)he Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation division, Homeland Security Investigationsand the Florida Highway Patrol.
Pagan-Reyes is among several drug traffickers who will face jail time following IRS investigations in recent months.
In one notable case, Richard Orlinski “Sugar” Sanchez of Dexter, New Mexico, was recently sentenced to 23 years in prison on a host of charges related to money laundering and methamphetamine possession and distribution.
In a separate investigation, Cumberland County, North Carolina resident Reshod Jamar Everett was sentenced to 40 years in the federal prison system for trafficking “large quantities of substances” out of a day care home.
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