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Brother of Accused Money Launderer Sentenced

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The younger brother of a man accused of laundering $238 million in Medicare dollars from Florida to Cuba's banking system was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison on Wednesday, the Miami Herald reports.

Eduardo Perez de Morales was barely an adult when his brother recruited him into the scheme, but he admitted he continued with the partnership even after realizing it was illegal, the Herald reports. 

His brother, Jorge Emilio Perez de Morales, has not yet been found by the FBI, the Herald reports.

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