Posted: Sep 20, 2013 8:19 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
A former owner of a Baton Rouge convenience store that collected more than $530 million in five years has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for laundering drug money.
43-year-old Thang Minh Tran had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to launder money and two counts of money laundering. Tran also forfeited over $855,000 seized after his arrest.
On Thursday, Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson also ordered Tran to report to prison no later than 2 p.m. Oct. 21.