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North Hollywood Man Gets 10 1/2 Years for Drug Running, Money Laundering

Jon Hagstrom helped coordinate the transport of cocaine from California to New Hampshire and elsewhere in New England.

Jon Hagstrom of North Hollywood was convicted in New Hampshire on federal charges of drug running and money laundering. Photo courtesy IRS Criminal Investigation.
Jon Hagstrom of North Hollywood was convicted in New Hampshire on federal charges of drug running and money laundering. Photo courtesy IRS Criminal Investigation.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The original headline calculated the sentence incorrectly. Posted at 5:09 p.m. July 2, 2014.

From the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Hampshire:


Jon Hagstrom, 34, of North Hollywood was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire 126 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine and more than 1000 kilograms of marijuana, conspiracy to commit money laundering and aiding and abetting the possession of more than 5 kilograms of cocaine with the intent to distribute, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.  

Between the summer of 2007 and August of 2009, members of the conspiracy, who had ties to a Canadian criminal organization, imported more than 1000 kilograms of exotic/high grade marijuana into the United States for distribution in the New England area, including New Hampshire and New York.

The organization used the proceeds received from the distribution of the marijuana to purchase more than 150 kilograms of cocaine from California which was then exported to Canada.

Hagstrom was the source of the cocaine.

The defendant worked with other co-conspirators to coordinate the transport of the cocaine from California to New Hampshire and elsewhere in New England. On each occasion, the defendant directed couriers to transport approximately 25 to 50 kilograms of cocaine from California to New Hampshire and elsewhere in New England.

The defendant also directed the couriers to pick up millions of dollars in marijuana drug proceeds and transport those drug proceeds back to him in California. The defendant also used private jets to travel from California to the Boston area to pick up illegal marijuana drug proceeds.  

During its investigation and prosecution of the 23 individuals involved in the drug conspiracy, the United States seized more than $3 million, more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana and 50-plus kilograms of cocaine.

Hagstrom forfeited $90,000.00 in property to the United States and was the last defendant sentenced in the investigation.  

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the IRS Criminal Investigation Boston office, Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection and Massachusetts State Police. 

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