Ex-California Assemblyman Sentenced for Money Laundering

A former California Assemblyman who laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars that were supposed to be invested in San Francisco Bay Area coffee shop projects was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison.

Terrence Goggin, 79, was sentenced for money laundering under a plea deal. A judge rejected a defense argument that he was too old and ill to go to prison, saying it would send a “wrong message,” the Bay Area News Group reported.

Goggin also was ordered to repay $685,000, the amount of money prosecutors said he took from investors in 2013 to build coffee shops at two Bay Area Rapid Transit stations

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