A Waltham man convicted for operating an illegal
gambling business in connection to money laundering for a drug ring in Boston’s
Chinatown has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison.
A federal judge convicted Tan Ngo, 54, of Waltham, in connection with running an illegal gambling operating in Chinatown, according to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s office.
This was not Ngo’s first time getting in trouble with federal authorities. An FBI affidavit says Ngo was a member of the Ping On gang in the 1980s and 1990s. Ngo served a federal prison sentence on charges that included heroin trafficking, according the announcement.
The latest charge was linked to the arrest of John Willis, 42, of Dorchester (also known as Bac Guai John – White Devil John in Chinese). He received a 20-year federal prison sentence for drug trafficking and money laundering. In March Willis plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and money laundering.