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Tucson man sentenced to 18.5 years for heading $2.8M laundering scheme

May 30, 2018, 4:20 AM
(Photo from Attorney General Mark Brnovich's Office)....
(Photo from Attorney General Mark Brnovich's Office).
(Photo from Attorney General Mark Brnovich's Office)

PHOENIX — A Tucson man was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for involvement in a $2.8 million drug and money laundering scheme, Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Tuesday.

Between 2011 and 2015, Carlos David Nogales Sr. ran a nationwide operation with more than a dozen employees that laundered marijuana revenue from Arizona to cities on the east coast.

Nogales Sr. was found guilty of 35 felony counts, including fraud, forgery, money laundering, controlling a criminal enterprise and possession of marijuana for sale.

He was sentenced to 18.5 years in prison followed by seven years of probation.

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Tucson man sentenced to 18.5 years for heading $2.8M laundering scheme