Feds drop money laundering charges against Coeur d’Alene doctor ensnared in ex-wife’s drug case
All felony money laundering charges will be dismissed against Coeur d’Alene physician Stanley Toelle in exchange for a guilty plea to two misdemeanor charges that he did not report his former wife’s income as a stripper to the IRS.
“It’s pretty rare for the government to take a knee on 10 felonies,” said Toelle’s attorney, Nick Vieth. “I’m glad they were able to see that this is justice. The biggest thing he’s guilty of is marrying the wrong woman.”
Toelle’s ex-wife, Loren Toelle, pleaded guilty in January to a drug-dealing conspiracy for her role in a narcotics ring that spanned Washington, Nevada, Montana and Idaho. Toelle has long maintained that he knew nothing about it.
“The government finally conceded that Dr. Toelle did not have anything to do with her drug activity,” Vieth said.