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    Senior Member JohnDoe2's Avatar
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    Former PA. State Rep. sentenced for money laundering

    I.C.E. News Release

    February 26, 2009

    Check cashing business owner sentenced to 5 years money laundering scheme

    Local family launders $175,900 in drug proceeds

    PHILADELPHIA - German Quiles, 69, of Newtown, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for 16 counts of money laundering and one count of money laundering conspiracy on February 25. The conviction and sentence were a result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Quiles was convicted, along with his wife, Maria, and daughter, Gloria, in January 2007. His wife was convicted of the same charges; his daughter was convicted of six counts of money laundering.

    The Quiles family owned and operated a money services business called Aruba Auto Tag Service and Aruba Check Cashing located on North 5th Street in Philadelphia. The defendants assisted in laundering approximately $175,900 in drug proceeds through their business. German Quiles is a former Pennsylvania State Representative and a former employee of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
    Maria and Gloria Quiles are scheduled for sentencing on February 27, 2009. In addition to the prison term, German Quiles was ordered to pay a $100,000 fine, and complete three years of supervised release.

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    Last Modified: Thursday, February 26, 2009
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    NC and Canada. Got a foot in both worlds
    Hope they seized their assets!

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