Dane County woman charged with money laundering and drug offenses


Date: July 5, 2023

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A Windsor, Wisconsin woman is charged with money laundering and possessing fentanyl for distribution in an indictment returned on June 28, 2023 by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison, Wisconsin. The indictment is announced by Timothy M. O'Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.

The indictment charges Alicia M. Allen with 4 counts of money laundering and 1 count of possessing 40 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute. The indictment alleges that Allen caused proceeds from the distribution of controlled substances to be deposited in her business banking account on four occasions in June 2022, July 2022, and January 2023. The alleged drug proceeds deposited were in the amounts of $5,000, $4,000, $4,000, and $104,332.88. The indictment also alleges that on November 28, 2022, Allen possessed 40 grams or more of fentanyl with the intent to distribute.

Allen made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison on Friday, June 30 and her arraignment is scheduled for tomorrow.

If convicted, Allen faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each money laundering charge. The fentanyl charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years. The charges against her are the result of an investigation by IRS Criminal Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dane County Narcotics Task Force, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Anderson is handling the prosecution.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.