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Worcester Man Pleads Guilty On Money Laundering and Tax Fraud Charges

A Worcester Man Pleaded guilty in Boston after being charged with numerous charges. He was accused of being in connection with various cases and charges. The charges were related to cocaine trafficking, firearms, money laundering, and more. He was also found connected with the fraudulent tax return charges.

William Hoey pleaded guilty

William Hoey, who is 41 years old, pleaded guilty. He pleaded for three counts concerning possession of cocaine and intent to distribute it. Two counts of possession with an intent to distribute cocaine and, on the other hand, was seen pleading for one count of using a firearm and possession of a firearm. He was also charged for drug trafficking and money laundering. In addition to his troubles, he was also related to a false and fraudulent tax return which made the charges severe.

He pleaded in front of U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman. The decision on his case will be made on June 27, 2022.

Hoey sold approximately 348 grams of cocaine

According to the police records, Hoey sold more than 348 grams of cocaine and even possessed more of the drug. On Oct. 22, 2019, he was traveling to get another set of cocaine from his cooperating witness. He was stopped by an agent during the journey, and his car and possessions were searched. In the event, the agents found more than 499.4 grams of cocaine as well as a 9 mm Ruger handgun. The Ruger handgun had enough ammunition and was set for 9 full rounds of fire.

With a search of his residence, the police recovered more than 835.9 grams of cocaine which was stored in a safe, and on the other, they also found a Sig Sauer semi-automatic handgun loaded. The gun had 8 rounds of ammunition. They also found a black Beretta firearm and lots of cell phones. $4,450 in cash was recovered from his residence, and different scales and weighing devices were also found. It was later found that he also concealed drug trafficking by moving money. In the years 2017, 2018, and 2019, he was charged with fraudulent tax return filings also.