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Lexington Man Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering Charge

Posted at 7:51 AM, Apr 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-13 07:51:48-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington man who has been described by authorities as an international money launderer for drug traffickers has pleaded guilty to charges related to an indictment in December.

Authorities say 35-year-old Ramie Dean Douglas was indicted on federal charges.

Douglas came under investigation back in August, after a source in San Diego told agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency that he laundered money for several drug trafficking organizations.

A DEA agent then began communicating with Douglas and arranged for him to launder $52,000, officials said.

On Thursday, he pleaded guilty to one county of conspiracy to commit money laundering, in a deal with prosecutors.

Douglas will be sentenced Aug. 8.