School Administrator Pleads Innocent ToDrug Charges

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NORFOLK, Va. - (02/10/05) -- A regional assistant superintendentfor Prince George's County schools in suburban Washington, D.C.,pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges she laundered money from amulti-million dollar drug ring through her account at VirginiaEducators CU. Pamela Hoffler-Riddick, 43, was charged with fivecounts of money laundering after she left her job as a principalfor Virginia Beach, Va., schools. Hoffler-Riddick was among 30people indicted on federal charges in connection with whatauthorities claim was a cocaine and marijuana distributionoperation based in Hampton Roads and stretching through Houston,Dallas, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Charlotte and Lexington, Ky.Authorities charged that Hoffler-Riddick enabled the operation bytaking out loans for real estate and a vehicle for one of theringleaders, that were later repaid with proceeds from theoperation deposited in the credit union.

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