Mexican Cartel Leader’s Wife Charged With Money Laundering

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A federal judge on Saturday charged the wife of the leader of Mexico’s powerful Jalisco New Generation Cartel with money laundering, authorities said.

Rosalinda Gonzalez Valencia was charged with establishing companies for an explicit purpose of laundering money for the cartel headed by her husband, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes.

After a 12-hour hearing, Judge Ivan Zeferin ruled that prosecutors had presented sufficient evidence to show Gonzalez created companies and then dissolved them to obscure the paper trail.

Gonzalez’s companies have been included in a blacklist compiled by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, due to those companies’ link to the cartel.

Mexico’s Center for Investigation and National Security (CISEN) was also aware that her companies were linked to the cartel’s illicit operations.

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