A Cleveland attorney was sentenced to nearly four years in prison in prison for accepted $20,000 in purported drug proceeds and agreeing to launder the money, said Carole Rendon, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Matthew J. King, 45, was convicted earlier this year of one count of attempted money laundering and two counts of money laundering following a weeklong jury trial. U.S. District Judge Donald C. Nugent sentenced King to 44 months in prison.
King accepted $20,000 in cash purported to be the proceeds of the sale of narcotics. He then wrote two checks totaling $4,000 in early 2014, according to trial testimony and court documents.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michelle Baeppler and Margaret A. Sweeney following an investigation by the Northern Ohio Law Enforcement Task Force.