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SLC’s ‘The Complex’ venue built and run on marijuana money, feds say

Posted at 8:51 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 23:24:00-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The operators of one of Salt Lake City’s busier concert venues, The Complex, are being charged by federal prosecutors with building and running the business using more than $1 million earned selling marijuana, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.

The accusation is part of a 13-count indictment announced Monday against three people — Gabriel Seth Elstein, 33, of Park City; his wife, Angela Christina Elstein, 32, of Park City; and Seth Dale Gordon, 48, of St. George — that alleges they conspired to transport hundreds of pounds of marijuana from California to Utah and then across the country. Dumbles Holdings LLC, a company managed by the Elsteins, is also named in the indictment.

Prosecutors allege that the Elsteins and Gordon ran a drug-trafficking operation from April 2007 through December 2013, buying and moving at least 2,500 pounds of marijuana and laundering at least $5 million through Bondad Productions, a company that promoted electronic-music shows, and The Complex, a music venue on the west side of downtown Salt Lake City.

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