Irvin Sahni of Houston has been charged for his involvement in a nationwide marijuana operation involving Augustus Roberts. He was charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and subsequently sending the money to Craig Smith and Kurt Petersen-the suspected gang leaders. More than 3,000 THC vaping devices and numerous “high-grade marijuana” were found in the duel that led to the death of Roberts on December 11, 2017, at Old Hawthorne neighbourhood.
The federal complaint from IRS agent Jeffrey Abbot revealed that Smith and Petersen made use of “significant financial network” to involve in black money movement. They got the money wired into their accounts through Michael Wear’s business-Cold Fusion after Sahni might have taken the cash made from the sales of marijuana and written a check for Wear. Sahni was linked with about $1.9 million of payments to Wear. The illegal transaction also involved some other couriers among which was Byron Telford who had already admitted to driving from the east to Kansas to collect money from Oregon. Over a dozen people related to marijuana sales have been charged by the Federal investigators across the US. Meanwhile, Petersen pleaded not guilty to the charge of money laundering against him.