Wyoming Investigating Fast Food Restaurants for Money Laundering

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The Wyoming U.S. Attorney’s Office is investigating 17 bank accounts belonging to Mexican restaurants in Wyoming and Colorado for alleged money laundering.

The investigation began in 2016 when federal agents identified suspicious cash deposits related to the Mexican restaurants and a wholesale food supplier in Colorado Springs. The owner of that business, Jose Aguilar-Martinez, is an alleged associate of El Chapo and may be laundering drug proceeds through his businesses.

The investigation is occurring alongside a civil forfeiture case. The Wyoming U.S. Attorney’s Office has asked U.S. District Court Judge Alan Johnson to halt the civil case in order to protect evidence in the criminal case.

Read the original article here: laramielive.com

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