By the Associated Press
Emily Russo Miller, Juneau Empire
8:46 AM AKST, February 23, 2012
A Juneau woman has pleaded guilty to laundering money for a drug ring.
The Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/zYZAK3) says 26-year-old SallyJean Maki is expected to be sentenced in May.
Prosecutors say Maki deposited proceeds from the illegal selling of oxycodone into a True North Federal Credit Union account. The account's owner claimed the deposits as business receipts for Southeast Alaska Tour Company, which prosecutors say was a fraudulent business set up to launder the money.
A plea agreement says Maki was accused of depositing more than $25,000 in drug money into the account between July 2010 and August 2011.
Prosecutors say the amount of drug money that passed through three different accounts totaled more than $1 million.