On May 3, 2023, following a 2-week trial, Debra Lynn Mercer-Erwin was convicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas for conspiracy to commit money laundering and wire fraud, conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to manufacture and distribute cocaine knowing it would be imported into the United States. Mercer-Erwin was found not guilty of conspiracy to commit aircraft registration and export violations.