VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Sign up now for Xcel Energy Day of Service on Sept. 10 (More Information)

Pot Money Laundering Suspect To Appear In Court

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.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

More Gerardo Uribe Stories

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

JonBenét Ramsey Docuseries
DAY OF SERVICE

Listen Live

AM/FM Stations

Featured Shows & Multimedia