TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: OCTOBER 24, 2017
JUAN MATEO-TERRERO AND RICHARD ALMONTE BOTH OF NEW YORK, NY CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrests of JUAN C. MATEO-TERRERO (DOB: 05/22/1984, single; unemployed) of 1757 Topping Avenue, New York, NY and RICHARD A. ALMONTE (DOB: 09/06/1978, married, self-employed as a handy-man) of 165 Audubon Avenue, New York, NY on charges of Money Laundering. These arrests were the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.
On October 23, 2017, during a narcotics investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, a motor vehicle stop was conducted in Ridgefield Park, NJ on a green 2005 Toyota Sienna. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed $23,980.00 of suspiciously packaged U.S. currency. The vehicle was occupied by Juan MATEO-TERRERO and Richard ALMONTE.
As a result of this investigation, Juan C. MATEO-TERRERO and Richard A. ALMONTE were arrested and charged with one count each of Money Laundering, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-25A, a third degree crime. MATEO-TERRERO and ALMONTE are scheduled for a first appearance in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 8:30 AM.
Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely an accusation and tha the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
JUAN C. MATEO-TERRERO
RICHARD A. ALMONTE