St. Paul Lawyer Gets 5 Years for Laundering Drug Money
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A St. Paul attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for using his law firm to launder money from a marijuana operation.
Fifty-two-year-old Robert Boedigheimer was convicted last June of one count each of money laundering, money laundering conspiracy and making false statements to investigators. A federal jury found the Stillwater man guilty of using his personal-injury law practice to create a "no-show" job for his brother-in-law, Brandon Lusk, through which money Lusk made selling marijuana was laundered.
Prosecutors said Boedigheimer got involved because he needed loans from Lusk to finance a lavish lifestyle.
Lusk was convicted of distributing marijuana and money laundering. He was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.