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$57G Seized From Couple Driving Through Fort Lee; Charged With Money Laundering

Xiomara Castillo, a 32-year-old Uber driver, and Ernie Sosa, a 33-year-old roofer, were charged with money laundering.
Xiomara Castillo, a 32-year-old Uber driver, and Ernie Sosa, a 33-year-old roofer, were charged with money laundering. Photo Credit: Bergen County Prosecutor's Office

A Jersey City couple is facing money laundering charges after authorities found more than $57,000 in a secret compartment in their SUV during a Fort Lee motor vehicle stop.

Ernie Sosa, a 33-year-old roofer, and Xiomara Castillo, a 32-year-old Uber driver, were arrested and charged with one count of money laundering, a third degree crime, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo said.

The arrests are the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

The couple was released pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

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