US Attorney Reports Miami-Dade Husband And Wife Sentenced For Money Laundering

LAWFUEL – R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael E. Yasofsky, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, and Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, Miami Field Office, announced that defendants, Irven Pressley and his ex-wife, Cynthia Pressley, were sentenced in federal court in Fort Lauderdale. The defendants, who were charged in an 88-count indictment, had previously pled guilty to money laundering, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 1956(h). On June 26, 2008, United States District Court Judge William J. Zloch sentenced Irven Pressley to 114 months in prison. On June 27, 2008, he sentenced Cynthia Pressley to 54 months in prison.
According to the court documents, Irven Pressley distributed cocaine in the Southern District of Florida. In addition, from late 1989 until December 2004, Irven and Cynthia Pressley conspired to launder funds obtained from Irven Pressley’s cocaine sales. In total, the conspiracy laundered more than $1.5 million.
Mr. Acosta commended the investigative efforts of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation and of the Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Marcus A. Christian and Michael Davis.
A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida at www.usdoj.gov/usao/fls. Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/ or on http://pacer.flsd.uscourts.gov/.

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