Tag: money laundering

Mexico Ranks Second Deadliest Country in World; Experts Weigh In

MEXICO (KFXV) — A study places Mexico as second deadliest place in the world behind Syria and above Afghanistan and Iraq. Mexico’s violence death toll has risen to 25,000 from the constant drug wars. Fox News spoke to a cartel analyst who says the battle for territory will continue. Drug Cartel Analyst, Correa Cabrera has been investigating organized crime for the past years. She says although the violence is constant, a lot has changed between criminal groups in our region. Shootings, fires, riots — all part of the drug war in our neighbouring country, including Reynosa, Tamaulipas just steps...

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Laundering Ring Sentenced in McAllen

McAllen (KFXV) — Four Mexican nationals are now heading to federal prison for laundering money and drugs. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, six people from the RGV and Mexico all pleaded guilty in August of last year for laundering drug proceeds since 2014. The people, identified as 49-year-old Roosevelt Faz, 48-year-old Ted Cantu, 37-year-old Sandra Haro, 41-year old, Maria Elena Bonila-Torres, 44-year-old, Guillermo Trevino and 27-year old, Erwin Rolando Contreras-Mata, were ordered to serve sentences between 72 months and 140 months. Faz admitted during trial that he helped coördinate the group execute drug pick-ups and the laundering of...

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Condom-clogged pipe leads police to Austin prostitution ring

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police say they cracked an Austin prostitution ring they were led to by a drainage pipe clogged with condoms. A police affidavit filed Tuesday said investigators learned that a massage parlor was operating in a shopping strip in northwestern Austin after the realty company that had just taken control of the property. The company grew suspicious of the activities of a tenant when they found hundreds of condoms clogging a waste disposal unit connecting the strip to the city sewer system. Police say they found a massage parlor operating in the strip where female workers...

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3 Sentenced for Criminal Activity

Edinburg (KFXV) — Today three Valley natives learned their fate after facing charges of intent to distribute cocaine, money laundering and possession of a firearm. Authorities say all three belonged to a criminal organization. U.S. District Judge, Nelva Gonzalez Ramos announced each of their prison sentences, more than a year after accepting their guilty pleas for several of these crimes. 37 -year-old, Efrain Cisneros received a sentence of over 13 years behind bars, 27-year-old, Mayra Alejandra Cervantes will pay for her crimes with more than 6 years in prison and 43-year-old, Norma Argelia Ramirez was sentenced to 7 years...

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