Minnesota Grocer Pleads Guilty to Laundering Money for Drug Dealers
The U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota announced recently that Bola Olugbenga Aiyese, age 31, pled guilty to five counts of money laundering. Aiyese worked at his parent’s grocery store, the Timay Market, which is licensed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce as a Western Union agent. Aiyese admitted in court that he misused his status as a Western Union remittance agent when he illegally laundered money for drug dealers. Some of the funds wired by Aiyese were sent to out-of-state drug sources, and other money wires were sent using obviously false names such as “Brad Pitt” and “Hugh Grant.” Aiyese admitted he laundered between $400,00 and $1 million for drug traffickers.
See the full release here.