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Drug Money Laundering Gets Morristown Man Nearly 7 Years

Juan Carlos Done, 42, laundered narcotics proceeds from 2007 through June 2009, U.S. Attorney said.

A Morristown man was sentenced to over six-and-a-half years in prison for his involvement in a money laundering case involving the sale and distribution of drugs over about two years.

Juan Carlos Done, 42, received a 92-month prison sentence, plus three years of supervised release for his role in a conspiracy to launder narcotics proceeds from 2007 through June 2009, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Wednesday.

Done had previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to one count of a three-count Second Superseding Indictment, which charged him with conspiracy to commit money laundering.

According to documents filed in two related cases and statements made in court, Done admitted he had agreed to conduct financial transactions with drug proceeds in a way that concealed their source. He and others had made anonymous cash deposits of drug proceeds into various bank accounts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

The amount of these deposits was intended to avoid federal transaction reporting requirements, according to the court documents, and conducted transactions using the bank accounts containing the laundered drug proceeds.

Done’s brother, Enrique Done, 37, was previously sentenced to 75 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to possess heroin with intent to distribute in New Jersey and elsewhere. Enrique Done admitted he agreed with his brother, Juan Carlos, and others to possess with intent to distribute heroin and other drugs.

Fishman credited special agents, task force officers and analysts of the Drug Enforcement Administration, special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, deputy U.S. Marshals for the District of New Jersey and federal, state and local law enforcement officials in New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas for the investigation.

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