Boston Mayor’s Finance Director Charged With Money Laundering

Part of alleged scheme to smuggle synthetic drugs into state prison system

  • Freda Brasfield, finance director for Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, is facing charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. 
  • The crimes are alleged to be part of a scheme to get synthetic drugs into the state prison system.
  • Brasfield appeared alongside a couple of the collection of co-defendants, Jaime Liberty and Jayleen Rivera, who both face charges of smuggling synthetic cannabis, known as “K2” or “spice,” into a Massachusetts prison.
  • Brasfield has pled not guilty to both charges.