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Prominent Tampa lawyer pleads guilty to helping hide drug money

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  • His formal guilty plea came just weeks after Tampa Hispanic Heritage Inc. named him its “Hispanic Man of the Year.”
  • Prominent Tampa lawyer pleads guilty to helping hide drug money 08/29/16 [Last modified: Monday, August 29, 2016 10:07pm] Photo reprints | Article reprints
  • Gonzalez, who was recently named Tampa’s “Hispanic Man of the Year,” admitted in court last week that he tried to help two clients hide proceeds from illegal drug deals.
  • Gonzalez signed a plea agreement that was filed in U.S. District Court in July, shortly after U.S. attorneys brought charges against him.
  • The man’s brother would deposit the illegal funds into the accounts.

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TAMPA — For more than three decades, lawyer Joe M. Gonzalez was a fixture of Tampa’s civic scene, rubbing elbows with politicians and everyday citizens as he sought to honor the city’s history and influence its politics.


Prominent Tampa lawyer pleads guilty to helping hide drug money

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