2 pot money laundering suspects return to court

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
David Furtado and Luis Uribe are asking to be released on bond after laundering money to buy a marijuana grow house in Denver.

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DENVER (AP) -- Two of the men accused of laundering money from Colombia to buy a marijuana grow house in Denver are returning to court asking to be released on bond.

Denver lawyer and dispensary owner David Furtado is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday morning. Another dispensary owner, Luis Uribe, is set to appear in the afternoon.

Both were arrested last week and charged with money laundering along with Uribe's brother, Gerardo, and Hector Diaz, a Colombian man arrested after November's marijuana raids.

Prosecutors allege that Furtado and Diaz set up a company called Colorado West Metals. Together, the group allegedly worked to transfer money from a Colombian bank to an account for the metal company, eventually using the money to buy a building to grow and distribute marijuana.

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