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Los Angeles Called ‘Epicenter’ of Cartel Money Laundering

Agents from the FBI and ICE swept through downtown L.A.’s fashion district on Wednesday, grabbing $65 million that allegedly belongs to Mexican drug traffickers.

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Taibbi: ‘Outrageous HSBC Settlement Proves the Drug War Is a Joke’

British bank HSBC received a settlement deal from the Justice Department for laundering billions of dollars for Colombian and Mexican drug cartels and violating a host of international banking laws. Matt Taibbi calls the preferential treatment “the ultimate insult to every ordinary person who’s ever had his life altered by a narcotics charge.”

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Warren Crusades Against Big Banks, NYC Soda Ban Struck Down, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including details of a bipartisan agreement on immigration and the reason Donald Trump is willing to help the White House financially.

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AP / Marco Ugarte

DEA Launders Money for Mexican Drug Cartels

To what length should governments enable crime in order to catch criminals? That’s the ethical issue raised by a New York Times article that reports DEA agents have laundered millions of dollars in drug proceeds to battle Mexican cartels. More than 40,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence in Mexico since 2006.

Posted on Dec 4, 2011 READ MORE



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DeLay Gets Three-Year Jail Sentence

Despite drumming up support in the form of testimony from former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, onetime U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and his legal team have failed to ward off a jail sentence ...

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AP / Ivan Sekretarev

Russia to West: Lay off the Khodorkovsky Case

The Russian government would like certain of its Western counterparts, particularly Germany and the U.S., to know that their critiques of the Russian justice system’s approach to the trial of sometime Putin antagonist and oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky are unwelcome at this time.

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AP / Jack Plunkett

DeLay Found Guilty in Money Laundering Case

The holiday special for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was a big helping of guilty-as-charged Wednesday, as the former Republican lawmaker found himself on the wrong side of the Texas legal system in a money laundering case ... (continued)

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Vatican Bank Embroiled in Money-Laundering Probe

The Vatican has another holy mess on its hands, this time of the financial sort, as the man in charge of the Holy See’s official bank, one Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, is under investigation as part of a money-laundering case, according to the BBC.

Posted on Sep 21, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Dean Cox

UBS Money Laundering: What Did Phil Gramm Know?

In recent days yet another wealthy private customer of the Swiss-based banking conglomerate UBS admitted to criminal fraud in a growing parade of perp walks that could extend into the thousands. It is a case that threatens to ensnare former Sen. Phil Gramm, the Texas Republican who is vice chairman of UBS’ investment banking business.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009 READ MORE


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From the Freezer to the Cooler

Former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana, who memorably repurposed his freezer to accommodate an illicit stash of $90,000 in cash, was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday and could be looking at 20 years in the slammer.

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N.J. Politicians, Rabbis Arrested on Corruption Charges

Forty-four people were arrested Thursday— including three New Jersey mayors, two state legislators and several rabbis—in a federal investigation into public corruption and an international money-laundering scheme in which items ranging from human organs to fake designer bags were trafficked.

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Jefferson Insists He’s Innocent

Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson, a Democrat, flatly denied bribery charges accusing him of attempting, through various means, to illegally drum up over $500,000 from African business deals.  Jefferson declared Friday that he will fight to save his reputation, already besmirched by the mysterious $90,000 in cash found stuffed in a freezer during a 2005 raid on his Washington, D.C. home.

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Texas Roundup

No get-out-of-jail-free card for former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.  A Texas court upheld a felony indictment for DeLay on charges of money laundering in connection with a 2002 Texas election. A separate indictment for criminal conspiracy was dismissed.

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