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Pot Money Laundering Suspect To Appear In Court

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(credit: CBS)

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DENVER (AP) – The last of four men accused of laundering money from Colombia to buy a marijuana grow house in Denver is asking to be released on bond.

Denver dispensary operator Gerardo Uribe is scheduled to appear in federal court Monday morning.

A judge last week granted bail to his brother Luis Uribe and Denver attorney David Furtado. Their dispensaries were among targets of November raids on Colorado medical marijuana businesses.

Hector Diaz, a Colombian man arrested during the raids, is also charged and is free on bond.

Hector Diaz leaving court on Dec. 6, 2013 (credit: CBS)

Hector Diaz leaving court on Dec. 6, 2013 (credit: CBS)

Prosecutors allege that Furtado and Diaz set up a shell metals company. The group allegedly worked to transfer money from a Colombian bank to an account for the metal company, eventually using the money to buy a building to grow and distribute marijuana.

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