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A Wichita man pleaded guilty to laundering cash for his son's cocaine business.
Juvenal Fernandez, 57, admitted to one count of misprision for not reporting his son's cocaine trafficking to police. He was one of 14 defendants indicted in March.
Fernandez took cash from Juvenal Fernandez, Jr.'s cocaine distribution and used it to buy real estate. The elder Fernandez admitted that he started receiving money from unknown sources in Mexico into his bank account in 2006. He later opened an account under the name Remnew Construction.
The 57-year-old Fernandez will be sentenced April 1. He faces up to three years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Fernandez, Jr., 31, will be sentenced Feb. 4.
Nine other Wichita residents have either been sentenced, are set for sentencing or are awaiting trial. Two of the co-defendants are from Amarillo, Texas.