Brownsville man sentenced to prison for money laundering
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — A Brownsville man has been sentenced to prison for his involvement in a money laundering conspiracy in South Texas.
Leonel De La Torre, 32, was sentenced to 14 years in prison and was one of six individuals charged with money laundering back in July 2006. He had been a fugitive until he was captured and then pleading guilty earlier this year.
De La Torre admitted to helping a group of individuals transport cocaine from South Texas to Houston, Ohio and Michigan and confessed in helping in laundering money by moving the funds through a banking system.