Texas man sentenced for position in East Texas cash laundering scheme

A Texas man was sentenced to 35 months in prison for his role in a money laundering conspiracy in East Texas for a methamphetamine trading ring.

According to information from a Press release by the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas.

Munoz was laundering money for an organization that imports large quantities of methamphetamine from Mexico and distributes it to other parts of East Texas, according to court documents in Hughes Springs. Munoz received more than $ 15,000 in proceeds from human traffickers and shipped them to other locations in Mexico.

Munoz, 36, pleaded guilty to the conspiracy to commit money laundering on April 20, 2020 and was convicted on Wednesday.

“The drug trafficking is a predatory enterprise that targets vulnerable addicts while promoting violence and crime for profit,” said Nicholas J. Ganjei, acting US attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. “We are determined to cut off the flow of profits to those who would harm our communities to put them out of business.”

Operation Patch Over resulted in the indictment and conviction of Munoz and 21 other people involved in the organization. The numerous sentences included Oscar Dean Davis, leader of the methamphetamine distribution ring in East Texas, who was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

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