Attorney, 3 others face federal money laundering charges

David Furtado

DENVER — Four men face federal charges on accusations of laundering money from Colombia to local medical marijuana businesses.

The case is tied to Drug Enforcement Administration raids in November 2013 of more than a dozen medical marijuana shops.

Monday, Denver attorney David Furtado and three business associates were indicted and accused of illegally bringing in about $500,000 from Colombia to finance their marijuana business in Colorado.

If convicted, they could get up to 20 years in federal prison.