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Mom of Buffalo drug trafficker gets probation in money-laundering case

Nannette Brown, 47, the Cheektowaga woman whose son, Tyshawn Bradley, ran a drug ring that terrorized residents of Buffalo’s Commodore Perry Projects, was spared additional jail time Wednesday, authorities said.

Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny ordered two years of probation and fined her $500 fine on her guilty plea Nov. 27 to conspiracy to commit money laundering. Brown laundered money for the cocaine ring Bradley ran at the housing complex until their April 2013 arrests.

Buffalo police and federal agents who broke up the drug operation said Bradley lived with his mother in Cheektowaga.

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said Brown conspired with her son to use the proceeds of the drug ring to purchase Buffalo real estate, using her name on documents to conceal his holdings. She bought property on Norwalk Park, Cornwell Avenue, Dodge Street and Gerhardt Street.

Bradley pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to sell cocaine near public housing but his sentencing before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo is not expected to take place until later this year, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy C. Lynch. Bradley could face life in prison, but court officials expect he will likely receive anywhere from 16 to 36 years in prison.


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