A 61-year-old attorney from Seymour has been arrested on federal money laundering offenses, accused of laundering his client’s drug money.
A federal grand jury in Bridgeport has returned an indictment charging Ralph Crozier, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut.
Federal officials said Crozier convinced a client to invest $30,000 in cash in a solar energy company around September 2011 and knew that the cash came from his client’s narcotics trafficking activities.
Crozier was arrested at his office on April 11, 2013, after he allegedly accepted an additional $11,000 in suspected drug proceeds to invest on behalf of his client.
The indictment, returned on June 11, charges Crozier with one count of conspiracy to launder monetary instruments and one count of attempt to launder monetary instruments.
He was released on a $200,000 bond.