Fayette County

Lexington shop owner sentenced to six years for money laundering

A Lexington man was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for laundering money for a $60 million organized retail theft ring. Abduhl Sulaiman, 47, owned the Stop N Shop Discount Food on Winburn Drive in Lexington.

Federal prosecutors say he cashed checks for a retail theft ring organized by a Louisville business called Alpha Trading, which allegedly dealt in stolen baby formula and health and beauty products.

In June, a federal jury in Lexington convicted Sulaiman of money laundering, conspiracy and failure to file currency transaction reports.

Sulaiman was sentenced by Judge Jennifer Coffman on Friday at a hearing in U.S. District Court in Lexington.