TYLER, Texas – A 37-year-old Florida lady has been indicted in a cryptocurrency cash laundering scheme within the Japanese District of Texas, introduced U.S. Legal professional Brit Featherston.
Sharena Seay, of Jacksonville, FL, was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury, charging her with cash laundering. She was arraigned in federal courtroom by U.S. Justice of the Peace Decide John D. Love.
]In line with the indictment, Seay is alleged to have laundered the proceeds of her drug trafficking operations by cryptocurrency. The defendant allegedly provided alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP), which is usually referred to as “flakka,” and comparable artificial cathinones, corresponding to Eutylone or alpha-PiHP. Seay distributed alpha-PVP and different managed substances to varied prospects throughout america. Clients who bought managed substances from Seay paid for his or her purchases with money. Seay laundered the money proceeds by cryptocurrency in an effort to buy extra managed substances on the darkish internet and to hide her prison exercise.
Throughout the course of the conspiracy, Seay allegedly laundered greater than $1.2 million.
On August 17, 2022, a federal grand jury within the Japanese District of Texas returned a five-count indictment charging Seay with cash laundering and aiding and abetting.
If convicted, Seay faces as much as 20 years in federal jail on every cost. A grand jury indictment isn’t proof of guilt. A defendant is presumed harmless till confirmed responsible past an inexpensive doubt in a courtroom of legislation.
This effort is a part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Activity Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level prison organizations that threaten america utilizing a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency method. Further details about the OCDETF Program will be discovered at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.
This case is being investigated by the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Legal professional Nathaniel C. Kummerfeld.