WILMINGTON - A Chester County, Pa., man pleaded guilty to tax-related charges in federal court and faces up to five years in prison for tax evasion after he admitted helping launder money for the leader of a Newark drug ring.

Attorney Charles M. Oberly III said this week that Leonard W. Daniels, 44, of Cochranville, played a minor part in Andrew Pollner's drug operation.

Daniels wrote 103 checks from his business to Pollner's front business for $352,640 between 2002 and 2007. Prosecutors say the checks purported to be for services rendered but were in exchange for cash from drug sales. - AP