Colorado restaurant owner gets 18 months in pot case |

Colorado restaurant owner gets 18 months in pot case

DENVER (AP) – A Colorado restaurant owner popular with politicians was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for laundering money from a massive marijuana-growing operation.

Prosecutors say the investigation into Dan Khau Tang’s activities lead to the dismantling of 25 indoor marijuana grow operations, the seizure of more that 24,050 marijuana plants and more than $1 million.

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Tang to report to a facility designated by the Bureau of Prisons by Aug. 16.

Tang once served food from his Chinese restaurant to former President George W. Bush on Air Force One. Sen. Mark Udall also was customer at his Heaven Dragon restaurant. Its walls had pictures of Tang with former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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