Source www.justice.gov This case was investigated by USPIS, HSI and IRS-CI, with assistance from the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.
Law enforcement searches of two of his residences, in 2017, recovered approximately 46 pounds of marijuana and $315,000. Sharifipour further admitted that during the conspiracy, he sent at least 50 packages containing drug proceeds to co-conspirators in California via the U.S. Mail and private shippers. Sharifipour used Post Office boxes in the Capital Region, as well as residences in Schenectady, Niskayuna, Loudonville, Guilderland, and elsewhere, occupied by himself, or people whom he knew, for the purpose of receiving shipments of marijuana from his co-conspirators in California.
United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also sentenced Sharifipour to a 4-year term of supervised release, to begin following his term of imprisonment. Sharifipour pled guilty in March 2019. He admitted that from December 2013 through June 2017, he worked with others to transport at least 100 kilograms of marijuana through various means, including couriers, the U.S. Mail, and private shippers, from California to the Capital Region.
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