BOSTON – Two Everett men pleaded guilty today in connection with their role in a scheme to launder money that was fraudulently obtained from customer bank accounts.
Lindsley J. Georges, 27, and Dave Guillaume, 24, pleaded guilty to one count each of money laundering conspiracy. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Jan. 6, 2022. The defendants were indicted in October 2019.
In December 2017 and January 2018, co-conspirators fraudulently withdrew more than $900,000 from customer accounts at Santander Bank and TD Bank. The funds were used to purchase bank checks in the names of several entities, and Georges and Guillaume deposited those bank checks into business accounts in the names of those entities at TD Bank and Bank of America. Georges and Guillaume subsequently made substantial withdrawals of cash and checks from those accounts. Guillaume opened two of the business accounts using false names, as well as a fraudulent driver’s license.
The charge of money laundering conspiracy provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $500,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leslie A. Wright and Christopher J. Markham of Mendell’s Securities, Financial & Cyber Fraud Unit are prosecuting the case.