The Boston Globe is reporting that the finance director in Mayor Michelle Wu’s office has been placed on unpaid leave after being arraigned on Friday in Middlesex Superior Court. Freda Brasfield faced money laundering charges related to a scheme to smuggle synthetic drugs into a state prison.

Brasfield allegedly used the Cash App to finance the illegal sale of the drugs, prosecutors said. She’s been charged with nine others involved in the scheme and has pleaded not guilty. The 55-year-old Hyde Park resident was released on personal recognizance and is due back in court on March 1.

According to Fox 25prosecutors say they linked Brasfield and others to a drug ring that involved smuggling synthetic cannabinoids into MCI-Shirley, where her nephew is incarcerated. 

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