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Two plead guilty in Pinellas money laundering scheme

Two men have pleaded guilty to money laundering and other charges in Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Court.

Christopher DiPasquale, 46, of Clearwater, and Robert Kowalczyk, 35, of southern California, were each sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

The Secret Service, the Pinellas County Sheriff and the Office of Statewide Prosecution were involved in the case.

At the time of their arrest last year, Pinellas Sheriff Robert Gualtieri said the men were part of a sophisticated scheme that involved washing the ink from $1 bills and reprinting them as $100 bills on genuine U.S. currency paper.

Two plead guilty in Pinellas money laundering scheme 03/31/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 31, 2014 5:59pm]
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