Mystery Surrounds Sterling Co. Money Laundering Arrest

STERLING CITY— A Fort Worth man was arrested in the Concho Valley for Money Laundering last week and officials are releasing few details about the case.

Last week, Eriberto Becerra was arrested by Sterling County Sheriff’s Deputies and booked into the Tom Green County Jail for Money Laundering. According to the Sterling County SO, on June 1, 2023, at 1:05 a.m., a deputy stopped a 2003 Infiniti G35 on Highway 158 about two miles west of Sterling City.

Becerra was driving the vehicle and there was $12,594 in cash on the front floorboard of the vehicle. Becerra also had $1,003 in his front right pocket. In total, Becerra had $13,597 in cash in his possession.

Becerra was arrested and charged with Money Laundering. The information released by the Sterling County SO doesn't include why Becerra was stopped or what led officials to believe the cash was being used for Money Laundering.  

He was booked into the Tom Green County Jail at 5:12 a.m. and was released the same day at 7:43 p.m. after paying $40,000.00 bond.  Becerra was charged with money laundering >$2,500<=$30,000 which is a felony in the state of Texas and carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years.

San Angelo LIVE! has filed a Freedom of Information Act Request with the Sterling County Sheriff’s Office and the Sterling County District Clerk in an attempt to get more information regarding this arrest. No other information regarding Becerra’s arrest has been released and this story will be updated accordingly. Sterling County Sheriff Russell Irby is out of the office this week.

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