Two New York Residents Charged with Money Laundering
By: Moe M.
On October 24, 2017, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office broadcasted the arrests of two individuals, Juan C. Mateo-Terrero and Richard A. Almonte, for Money Laundering charges. Juan C. Mateo-Terrero is a thirty-three (33) year old resident of New York and Richard Almonte is a thirty-nine (39) year old resident of New York.
On October 23, 2017, in the middle of a narcotics investigation that was being led by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, law enforcement agents did a motor vehicle stop in Ridgefield, New Jersey. During the search of the vehicle, law enforcement located $23,980 of suspiciously packaged U.S. currency. Mateo-Terrero and Almonte were both in the vehicle at the time of the motor vehicle stop.
As such, both Juan C. Mateo-Terrero and Richard A. Almonte were arrested and charged with Third-Degree Money Laundering. They are set to appear at the Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court on November 8, 2017.
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