ALBANY, N.Y. –
A White Plains man has been sentenced for his role in a money laundering
Hopeton Labeach, 55, was
sentenced to 1 to 3 years in Albany County Court Wednesday morning for felony Money
An investigation by
the Bethlehem Police Department revealed that the defendant contacted an 89-year
old victim and told her that she won a monetary prize through the Publishers
Clearing House Sweepstakes.
The defendant told the
victim that in order to collect her prize she needed to send him money orders.
The victim sent multiple money orders to the defendant, which totaled over
The defendant must
also pay restitution to the victim in the amount of $7,900 and a No Contact
Order of Protection in favor of the victim was issued by the judge.