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Alleged mastermind of $140,000 money-laundering scheme in Trenton denied admittance to drug court program

TRENTON (NJ) — A city man who has pleaded guilty to money-laundering charges was refused admittance to a drug court program that could potentially have reduced or eliminated the prison time he faces.

Wayne Bessant, 32, allegedly masterminded a $140,000 money-laundering scheme that involved numerous co-conspirators who exchanged the cash via checks and phony construction jobs. Bessant’s attorney, Troy Archie, applied for him to enter drug court, but Judge Gerald Council denied that motion yesterday, Archie said. He also said that they are still considering whether or not to appeal…read full article

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