A former Utica man has been sentenced on marijuana and money laundering charges

38-year old Gary Velletto was sentenced today to 57 months in prison.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Velleto was a manager of largescale, multi-state marijuana and money laundering operations.

They say from January 2011 to August 2015, Velleto conspired with others to distribute 100 kilos or more of marijuana.

The marijuana was shipped to various parts of the country, including the Utica area.

Velletto, who has been incarcerated since his arrest in January 2016, entered his guilty pleas on September 13th, 2016.

After he finishes his term of imprisonment, Velletto will be placed on supervised release for 5 years.