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MPD Detective Arrested on Money Laundering Charge

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Metropolitan Police Department detective has been arrested on a money laundering conspiracy charge stemming from the purchase and financing of two vehicles and a motorcycle with money that allegedly came from a drug conspiracy.

The detective, 49-year-old Stephanie Ellison, was arrested on Friday, October 11, 2013, by members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division.    

According to the indictment, Ellison conspired to purchase a 2006 Maserati, a 2009 BMW 750, and a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle, knowing that the property involved in these financial transactions represented the proceeds of some unlawful activity.        

Ellison joined the Metropolitan Police Department in 1986. She had been assigned to Seventh District and is currently on administrative leave with pay, pending the outcome of the court proceedings.