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Traffic Stop in Teaneck Yields Charges of Money Laundering

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Teaneck NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of PASCUAL CIRIACO (DOB: 5/17/1972; married; unemployed) of 11 Bronx River Road, Apartment 6G, Yonkers, NY on a money laundering offense. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love.

On April 4, 2022, an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotic Task Force revealed that PASCUAL CIRIACO was transporting bulk amounts of currency through Bergen County. During this investigation, a search was conducted on CIRIACO’s vehicle in Teaneck, NJ. That search revealed an electronically operated after-market hidden compartment containing $11,691 in currency. CIRIACO was arrested at the scene of the search.

PASCUAL CIRIACO was charged with third-degree money laundering, less than 75 thousand dollars, N.J.S.A. 2C:21-25a. He was released on his own recognizance pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.

Prosecutor Mark Musella states that the charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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