Two brothers from Los Angeles pleaded guilty in San Diego federal court Thursday for their role in trafficking drugs for ex-USC football player Owen Hanson’s “O-DOG” Enterprise, an international drug trafficking, money laundering and illegal gambling syndicate that operated in the United States, Central and South America and Australia from 2012 to 2016.
Nathan Dulley, 36, and Andrew Dulley, 34, are scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 22 by U.S. District Judge William Q. Hayes. They pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
According to court records, the O-DOG Enterprise trafficked thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, MDMA (also known as ecstasy) and other drugs, routinely distributing controlled substances at wholesale and retail levels around the world.The Dulley brothers, who imported and exported fine chocolate, played an integral role in the O-DOG Enterprise by shipping large quantities of cocaine from the United States to Australia, prosecutors said.
Upon receipt of cocaine from Hanson or his associates — usually in quantities of tens of kilograms or more — the Dulleys would intermix and package the cocaine with legitimate merchandise, so as to disguise the true contents from the shipper and customs authorities.
Using their established import/export routes, the Dulleys would then send the cocaine to Australia, where it was distributed and sold by other members of the O-DOG enterprise, prosecutors said.
“Transnational racketeering organizations represent a clear and present danger to the safety and security of our communities,” said U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman. “Those who assist such criminal enterprises by allowing the corruption of their otherwise legitimate businesses will be held accountable for the harm wrought on our communities.”
So far, all 22 other defendants charged in the case have pleaded guilty, including Hanson, who was sentenced to more than 21 years in prison and ordered to pay a $5 million criminal forfeiture.
— City News Service
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