Juan C. Fernandez, 40, and Reyna Garcia-Manzanares, 42, both of the 400 block of West Howard Street in Evanston, pleaded guilty to felony money laundering in exchange for 6 years in prison, according to a statement from Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The two left in a silver 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Police pulled the car over in Chicago, where officers searched the car and found more than $190,000 in cash, according to the statement.
Garcia-Manzanares told police she assisted in laundering the money in smaller amounts into multiple bank accounts, and that she received $10 to $15 for each transaction, according to the statement.
Fernandez said he knew the money he was picking up had to do with illegal narcotics activity, according to the statement.