U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler says the eighth and final defendant indicted in a money-laundering conspiracy has been sentenced. Christopher Bickell received a sentence of 2 1/2 years in prison and three years of supervised release.
Loeffler's office says all eight defendants were charged with conspiracy to launder proceeds of the unlawful distribution of controlled substances and at least one count of money laundering. Sentences ranged from probation, including a period of home confinement, to 50 months in prison.
The indictment alleged the defendants conspired to launder the proceeds of the sales of oxycodone from December 2009 to August 2010. The U.S. attorney's office says the money-laundering charges alleged 18 financial transactions between Alaska and California, totaling over $90,000.