|Company found innocent of money laundering|
The defendants were Cell Tech Electronics, Inc., and Diego Campestrini. The action was originally filed in San Juan, in the District of Puerto Rico, but the Court transferred the case, stating that it was for both the convenience of the parties, and the interests of justice.
They allegedly accepted funds, from unknown third party bank accounts that belonged to companies that were not their clients, to pay for mobile telephones and accessories, for export. The US Attorney also accused the defendants of co mingling drug trafficking proceeds with retail sales. A forfeiture count, in the amount of $1.8m, was part of the indictment.
The jury apparently thought that the prosecution failed to prove their case, beyond a reasonable doubt.
* Case No.: 14-cr-20050-KMW (SD FL).