The bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil. And it was the love of money that caused Georgia State Rep. “Ron” Sailor, Jr. to resign recently after being charged with laundering $376,000 from a cocaine sale. Folks, what has the world come to? Don’t these idiots know that the FBI is watching their every move?
State Rep. Walter Ronnie “Ron” Sailor Jr. of Norcross has resigned after pleading guilty Tuesday in federal district court to charges of laundering and attempting to launder what he believed to be $375,000 from the sale of cocaine.
Sailor, a 33-year-old Democrat, represents parts of DeKalb and Rockdale counties in the Georgia General Assembly. He has been cooperating with the federal government in an ongoing public corruption investigation since being detained by the FBI in December 2007.
According to U.S. Attorney David Nahmias and court proceedings, on Nov. 10, 2007, Sailor met at a metro Atlanta hotel with an undercover law enforcement employee using the name “Jay,” who was working with for the FBI. Sailor asked for the meeting, and he had previously sought a drug dealer to provide him with $300,000 in drug proceeds to launder for a fee and believed Jay was a drug dealer from Florida.
During the meeting, Sailor said he could launder money and had done so in the past for others, and offered scenarios for laundering the drug money to make it look like it came from a legitimate source. After Sailor and Jay discussed the source of the money, Jay asked Sailor if he was sure he wanted to go forward. Sailor agreed to go forward and negotiated a fee of 10 percent.
In a second meeting about an hour later, Sailor took $25,000 in cash that was said to have come from a cocaine sale.
On Nov. 30, Sailor met with Jay and gave him a certified check for $22,000. The check concealed the true source of the funds by falsely stating Jay was being paid for contracting work at a church with which Sailor claimed to be associated. No such church existed and the undercover employee had never performed any work.
In a second series of meetings and telephone conversations, Sailor agreed to launder another $50,000 in drug proceeds for a fee of 10 percent. On Dec. 1, Jay met with Sailor at a metro Atlanta hotel and delivered $50,000 in cash, which was again represented to be drug money. On Dec. 4, Sailor contacted Jay and said he was prepared to return the laundered funds and asked for an another $300,000 to launder. On Dec. 6, 2007, Sailor flew to Florida, where he met with Jay and gave him two checks, in the amounts of $15,000 and $30,000, drawn on the accounts of separate local Atlanta businesses and signed by a third party. Both checks falsely indicated that they were for a business loan.
Sailor and Jay then arranged a third laundering transaction. On Dec. 19, Sailor and Jay met in an Atlanta area hotel, where Sailor was given $300,000 in alleged drug proceeds. Shortly after taking the money, Sailor was confronted and detained by FBI agents. After waiving his Miranda rights, Sailor admitted to the agents he had laundered the $25,000 and $50,000 cash that he believed to be drug proceeds and that he planned to launder the additional $300,000 cash he had just received from Jay.
Sailor was charged with one felony count of knowingly conducting and attempting to conduct a financial transaction involving $370,000 represented by a law enforcement officer to be the proceeds of the sale and distribution of a controlled substance, with the intent to conceal and disguise the source of those funds. Sailor pleaded guilty to that charge March 18 before Chief U.S. District Judge Jack T. Camp. Sailor’s plea agreement requires him to cooperate fully and truthfully with the federal government.
GO HERE to read the rest of this disgusting story. Did you notice how he even mentioned a “church” in his criminal deeds? What an immoral creep!
Hat tip to Evangelist ET for story lead