NY Man Charged with Money Laundering in Fort Lee

Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of Carlos Rodriguez-Hernández, 50, of NY.

According to authorities, officers conducted a motor vehicle stop conducted in the area of Fort Lee on a black 2006 Honda Pilot.

A subsequent consent search revealed $49,705.00 of U.S. currency in an electronically operated aftermarket hidden compartment.

The vehicle was occupied by Rodriguez-Hernández.

Police charged Hernandez with one count of Transporting or Possessing Property Known or which a Reasonable Person Would Believe to derive from Criminal Activity, specifically by possessing $49,705.00 in United States Currency, a crime of the third degree.

Authorities released Rodriguez-Hernández on his own recognizance pending a Central Judicial Processing hearing on August 16.

Prosecutor Grewal states that this charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.