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Indy man sentenced to 108 months for racketeering, money laundering

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis man was sentenced Wednesday for 108 months in federal prison for racketeering and money laundering.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 39-year-old Saul Rodriguez-Soto used his business, Bulls Auto Enterprise, as a “criminal organization” in order “to perpetrate an elaborate and interrelated scheme to launder money and affect interstate commerce.”

The department said Rodriguez-Soto ran a number of locations, including the SR Bulls Auto Enterprise, located at 2302 East Washington Street, Bulls Auto Sales II Inc. at 3919 West Washington Street and Chicago Auto Sales LLC at 2233 East Washington Street.

Rodriguez-Soto funded and conducted a number of illegal activities at his business enterprise through a host of illegal activities such as money laundering, attempted currency reporting violations and currency reporting violations for financial gain, according to the department.

The business worked with known drug traffickers and would falsify paperwork on those sold vehicles in order to conceal the owner’s identity.

While Rodriguez-Soto was the organizer and head of the money laundering scheme, he did teach others how to run the illegal operation.

Others involved in the Bulls Auto Enterprise have already been sentenced or are a wanted fugitive.

  • Alejandro Rodriguez Soto sentenced June 7, 2019 to five months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release.
  • Abel Rodriguez sentenced Sept. 13, 2019 to 18 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release.
  • Jasmin Kay Pottorff sentenced Oct. 4, 2018 to time served and three years’ supervised release.
  • Octavio Mojica Gutierrez sentenced Aug. 9, 2019 to 92 months’ imprisonment and three years’ supervised release.
  • Juan Rodriguez is a wanted fugitive.

In addition to his 108-month prison sentence, Rodriguez Soto will also have three years of supervised released.

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