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United States of America v. Nikco Van Nguyen and Michael Ngo
Case Number: 1:19-cr-00016-LMB
Judge: Leonie M. Brinkema
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Arlington County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Lena Munasifi and Dennis M. Fitzpatrick
Defendant's Attorney: Jeffrey Foster Mangeno, John Francis Carroll and Robert Cooper Whitestone for Nikco Van Nguyen
Alexandria, VA - Co-conspirators Sentenced for Roles in Marijuana Trafficking Conspiracy
Two men were each sentenced to over two years in prison for their respective roles in a large-scale marijuana trafficking conspiracy.
According to court documents, Nikco Van Nguyen, 22, of Falls Church, and Michael Ngo, 29, of Fairfax, acted as marijuana redistributors for Cuong Huynh, the leader of a criminal street gang known as the Asian Dragon Family. Huynh led the Washington, D.C. area marijuana trafficking ring that distributed over 100 kilograms of marijuana over a two-year time period.
Huynh operated at the center of the conspiracy, maintaining multiple wholesale sources of supply for marijuana while also maintaining a distribution network in the Washington, D.C. region. Huynh’s girlfriend, Victoria Nguyen, stored tens of thousands of dollars in cash proceeds at a time from the sale of marijuana and safeguarded those earnings for the next wholesale purchase. Nikco Nguyen and Michael Ngo, who were also members of the Asian Dragon Family, distributed marijuana for Huynh, picked up cash proceeds from customers and re-packaged larger quantities of marijuana into redistribution amounts.
Victoria Nguyen was sentenced to two years in prison on April 5 for her role in the conspiracy. Huynh is scheduled for sentencing on May 3.
G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Matthew J. DeSarno, Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Division, FBI Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema.
Outcome: Nikco Van Nguyen: