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Date: 08-04-2023

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United States of America v. Alma L. Zapien

Case Number: 8:22-cr-00215

Judge: Robert F. Rossiter, Jr.

Court: United States District Court for the District of Nebraska (Douglas County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Omaha

Defendant's Attorney: Bassel El-Kasaby and Cameron Call

Description: Omaha, Nebraska criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with money laundering.

Alma L. Zapien, age 51, of Omaha, was arrested after Drug Enforcement Administration and Internal Revenue Service Agents learned she was assisting known drug traffickers by sending illicit drug proceeds to Mexico through wire remitter services she managed at her local convenience stores. Between June 2021 and June 2022, Zapien agreed with Javier De Leon Marin to wire transfer illicit drug proceeds from Omaha to individuals in Mexico. Over that time period, Zapien conducted more than 200 such wire transfers, totally more than $250,000 in drug proceeds to the drug trafficking organization in Mexico.

Javier De Leon Marin has pleaded guilty to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine and will be sentenced on November 3, 2023.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service


Outcome: Defendant pleaded guilty to count I of the Indictment; is hereby committed to the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of seventy (60) months; supervised release for a term of three (3) years with special conditions; and special assessment of $100.00.

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