United States v. Suarez

Defendant convicted of laundering $550,000 in narcotics proceeds while boarding a plane, sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison despite previously being caught with $50,000 of narcotics proceeds while trying to board a flight six months prior to arrest. Court made a downward variance at sentencing due to defendant’s rehabilitation during the lengthy period between plea and sentencing due to COVID-19, which ultimately resulted in defendant being required to serve approximately nine months in prison in this non-cooperation case.