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Non DOJ Individual Sentenced for Aiding and Abetting the Use of a Communication Facility to Commit a Felony Offense


On March 15, 2021, a non DOJ individual was sentenced to two years of probation, the conditions of which include six months of monitored home confinement, for one count of aiding and abetting the use of a communication facility to commit money laundering.  Tyler Williams was sentenced in the Eastern District of Kentucky.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, from an unknown date through on or about September 27, 2019, Williams received packages addressed to fictitious names on behalf of his father and knew or should have known that the packages contained money for unlawful activity.  Williams admitted that the United States can prove that the money was proceeds of his father’s unlawful acts to smuggle contraband, including controlled substances, into United States Penitentiary Big Sandy in Inez, Kentucky, for distribution to inmates.  Williams also admitted to receiving cash from his father following receipt of some packages. The investigation is being conducted by the OIG’s Lexington Domicile Office, the United States Postal Inspections Service, the FBI, and the Georgetown, Kentucky Police Department.

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