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Buffalo woman pleads guilty in money laundering

A Buffalo woman pleaded guilty to a money laundering charge Wednesday before U.S Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio.

Danielle Barton, 31, is the latest of 18 defendants to be convicted as part of a drug trafficking conspiracy.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten said Barton deposited proceeds from the drug trafficking into her bank account as a way to conceal the source of the funds.

Barton’s plea is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division and the Niagara County Drug Enforcement Task Force.