TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: JULY 20, 2017
WILFRED LOPEZ-BUENO OF HAVERSTRAW, NY AND DOLORIS ABREU-SANTANA OF NEW YORK, NY CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of WILFRED LOPEZ-BUENO (DOB: 07-30-1990; single; and unemployed) of 9 New Main Street, Haverstraw, New York and DOLORIS ABREU-SANTANA (DOB: 09-03-1990; single; and unemployed) of 1125 Evergreen Avenue, New York, New York on money laundering related charges. These arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert ANZILOTTI.
Pursuant to a narcotic investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, a motor vehicle stop was conducted in the area of Ridgefield, NJ on a grey 2006 Honda Accord. Based on the circumstances regarding the motor vehicle stop, the driver of the vehicle Doloris LOPEZ-BUENO voluntarily consented to a search of the vehicle which resulted in the seizure of $24,000.00 in suspiciously packaged United States Currency.
The aforementioned vehicle was also occupied by Wilfred LOPEZ-BUENO. Wilfred LOPEZ-BUENO and Doloris ABREU-SANTANA were each charged with violating one count of 2C:21-25(A), Transporting or Possessing Property Known or which a Reasonable Person Would Believe to be Derived from Criminal Activity, specifically by possessing $24,000.00, a crime of the third degree. Wilfred LOPEZ-BUENO and Doloris ABREU-SANTANA were both released on their own recognizance pending a Central Judicial Processing hearing on August 2, 2017 at 8:30 AM.
Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.