New York man pleads guilty to distributing cocaine base, money laundering and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking


Date: April 23, 2024


Angelo Dalmau of Amsterdam, New York, pled guilty today to distributing cocaine base (a/k/a crack cocaine) in the Amsterdam area between September 2021 and March 2022. Dalmau also admitted to money laundering and possessing a pistol in furtherance of drug trafficking.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Thomas Fattorusso, Executive Special Agent in Charge of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), New York Field Office, and Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division, made the announcement.

Dalmau admitted to selling a total of about 250 grams of crack cocaine to another person on five occasions between September 2021 and March 2022. Dalmau further admitted to delivering $149,500 in drug trafficking proceeds to another person in January 2022 for the purpose of laundering those funds. When investigators searched Dalmau’s residence pursuant to a warrant on April 14, 2022, they recovered approximately 100 grams of crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, $191,843 in cash, and a pistol with ammunition. Dalmau was arrested on that date has remained in custody since that time.

Dalmau will be sentenced on August 23, 2024, by United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino. Under the terms of Dalmau’s plea agreement, the parties have jointly recommended that Dalmau receive a prison term of 93 months. Dalmau also faces a fine of up to $1 million, and a term of supervised release of at least 3 years and up to life.

A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statutes the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

IRS, the DEA and Amsterdam Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Dustin Segovia and Emmet O’Hanlon are prosecuting the case.