A California man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for laundering money for an international heroin trafficking ring that had cells operating in New Jersey, acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick said in a statement.
Harry Madrid, 26, who admitted to charges of conspiracy to launder money in the case, was sentenced in federal court in Trenton on Wednesday to three years and eight months in prison.
Officials say that between June and November 2014, Madrid conspired with other members of the ring to launder more than $150,000 made from heroin sales.
Madrid was also sentenced to three years of supervision upon his release.
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Several others have also pleaded guilty for their roles in the scheme, including Madrid’s brother, Wilson Madrid, who also admitted to conspiracy to launder money for the organization, authorities said.
Two other men — Henry Zamora and Dany Francisco-Valerio — have also pleaded guilty in the case after authorities had found large quantities of heroin in hidden compartments in their vehicles.
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