Florida Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone and Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 17, 2013|
CONCORD, NH—Basil O. Proctor, 46, of Miramar, Florida, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
In September 2008, the Massachusetts State Police uncovered information that the defendant was involved in the distribution of oxycodone in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and that he would be arriving in a private jet, which traveled to the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester. Upon arrival, the defendant was approached by the Massachusetts State Police and was found to be carrying $314,380 in United States currency. The defendant subsequently admitted that he transported oxycodone from Florida to Massachusetts and New Hampshire for distribution.
The Internal Revenue Service conducted a parallel investigation that revealed that the defendant instructed co-conspirators to deposit drug money into nominee accounts in order to hide the illegal drug profits.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Debra M. Walsh.