Better late than never.
A Queens man who dodged the law for 30 years on a federal drug indictment was sentenced to a year in jail on an unrelated money wiring charge.
Prosecutors said Hanson Wong used fake names and bogus IDs for three decades to evade authorities after he was indicted in 1987 for his alleged role in a a ring that tried bringing heroin from Thailand with a “diplomat” who turned out to an undercover federal agent.
He was picked up on the drug case during a 2016 New Jersey traffic stop when he gave his real name. By then, Wong was living in the open for about 10 years, his lawyer said.
The case was complicated by the passage of time and the fact that Wong pulled himself together to become a family man with a trucking business.
While out on $150,000 bail, he pleaded guilty in July to structuring money wires to evade reporting rules in the drug case.
By ANDREW KESHNER
Source: NY Daily News