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Description: Denver, Colorado criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with drug trafficking and money laundering.
Raul Rene Rodriguez-Romero pleaded guilty to distribution of more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and money laundering.
According to the plea agreement, in 2015, Rodriguez-Romero met with a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) confidential source to discuss drug trafficking and money laundering. Rodriguez-Romero agreed to launder represented drug proceeds. In May 2015 and August to October 2015, Rodriguez met with the confidential source, accepted money he believed was from the distribution of methamphetamine, then wrote checks back to the confidential source from his various bank accounts to launder the money. Along the way, Rodriguez-Romero took a commission for himself. The plea agreement also states that in November 2015, Rodriguez-Romero distributed approximately two pounds of methamphetamine to the confidential source. In April 2016, Rodriguez fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution. He was ultimately arrested and extradited back to the United States.
Outcome: Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison.