Maryland woman sentenced for role in money laundering scheme

 

Date: March 10, 2021

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

Pittsburgh — Nicole Bracey was sentenced to 3 years of probation for conspiring to launder drug trafficking proceeds between 2017 and 2019, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today.

Bracey of Waldorf, Maryland, was sentenced by United States District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan. Judge Ranjan directed that Bracey serve 150 hours of community service while on probation.

Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.

The Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General led the multi-agency investigation that also included the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Beaver County District Attorney's Office, the Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations, the Pittsburgh Police Department, the United States Marshals Service, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Munhall Police Department, the Robinson Township Police Department, the McKees Rocks Police Department, the Stowe Township Police Department, the Etna Police Department, and the Erie County District Attorney's Office.

This prosecution is a result of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles high-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten communities throughout the United States. OCDETF uses a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.