Elizabeth, PA lady sentenced to jail for laundering heroin trafficking lover’s receipts USAO-WDPA
PITTSBURGH – A resident of Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal court for conspiracy to commit money laundering, Acting US Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman said today.
Senior District Judge Donnetta W. Ambrose sentenced Holly Parrish, 32, of Elizabeth Pennsylvania.
According to information presented to the court, Parrish has conspired to launder the proceeds of her lover’s drug trafficking organization. In particular, the court was told that Darryl Arnold, Parrish’s lover, was responsible for distributing huge amounts of heroin across Washington County. Parrish helped launder hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash from Arnold’s heroin distribution and used the training she received as a bank clerk to structure cash deposits in such a way that they escape regulatory detection. In addition, Parrish and Arnold used the proceeds from drug trafficking to lead a lifestyle beyond their means, spending nearly $ 100,000 on shoe retailers, Gucci dealers, luxury hotels, and other items.
Before giving the verdict, Judge Ambrose stated that she considered the nature and circumstances of the crime to be very grave.
US assistant attorneys Ross Lenhardt and Doug Maloney are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
Acting US Attorney Kaufman praised the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Canonsburg and Monessen Police Department for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Parrish.