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4 with ties to Colorado pot accused of laundering

By Associated Press
Published On: Apr 28 2014 05:22:12 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 28 2014 05:23:33 PM CDT
DENVER -

Four men with ties to last year's raids of Colorado medical marijuana businesses have been indicted on international money laundering charges.

The charges against 48-eight-year-old David Furtado, a Denver lawyer and dispensary owner, and another dispensary owner, 28-year-old Luis Uribe, were revealed during a hearing Monday in federal court. Uribe's older brother, Gerardo, was also indicted but authorities haven't been able to find him.
    
Prosecutors say the men wired money from Colombia to finance marijuana cultivation and distribution. They say they tried to conceal the source of more than $400,000 that they planned to use to buy a Denver grow facility.
    
Hector Diaz, a Colombian man arrested on a weapons charge during the raids, was also charged Monday with lying in order to get a visa. Their attorneys declined comment.

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