Tag: money laundering

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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