Former Denton Woman Gets Prison For Laundry Scheme

Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old Georgette Richie formerly of Denton, Md. was sentenced to 37 months in prison. She also was ordered to pay more than $4-million in restitution, including forfeiting properties in Virginia and Florida. According to court documents, Richie helped her ex-husband create two companies using the name and Social Security number of a dead man as president of both companies. Prosecutors say the Richies laundered profits by funneling the money to personal bank accounts and limited liability corporations they created.