Hearing For Colombian Man In Pot Weapons Case

DENVER (AP) – A Colombian man originally arrested on a weapons charge during raids on Colorado’s medical marijuana businesses last year and later indicted on money-laundering charges is scheduled to be advised of the new charges on Wednesday.

Hector Diaz (credit: Department of Justice)

Hector Diaz (credit: Department of Justice)

Hector Diaz is expected to be advised of the new charges in federal court.

Diaz is one of four men with ties to last year’s raids of Colorado medical marijuana businesses indicted on international money laundering charges.

David Furtado, a Denver lawyer and dispensary owner, and another dispensary owner, Luis Uribe, are scheduled to be in court on Thursday. Uribe’s older brother, Gerardo, was also indicted but authorities haven’t been able to find him.

Prosecutors say the men wired money from Colombia to finance marijuana cultivation and distribution.

Their attorneys declined comment.

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