IRS agent from Albany charged in major drug trafficking scheme

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 21, 2020 05:08 PM
Created: October 21, 2020 03:14 PM

An IRS supervisory revenue agent from Albany is charged in a major drug trafficking scheme.

Investigators with the United States Attorney District of New Jersey say 41-year-old Michael Shelli had a courier pick up cocaine from a home in New Jersey.


Shelli allegedly had the cocaine delivered to a home in Albany, where he would repackage it to sell.

Authorities say they have been investigating this since March.

Shelli faces up to life in prison and a $10 million fine if convicted. He is currently out on $100,000 bond.

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