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Six Convicted for Roles in Multi-Million Dollar Black Market Peso Exchange Money-Laundering Scheme
(By our staff reporter)-A federal jury in Laredo, Texas found four men and two women guilty for their roles in a two-year multi-million dollar black market peso exchange money-laundering scheme, the Justice Department announced.
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick of the Southern District of Texas, Special Agent in Charge Will R. Glaspy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Special Agent in Charge D. Richard Goss of the IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) made the announcement.
Adrian Arciniega-Hernandez, 36, of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico; Adriana Alejandra Galvan-Constantini, 36, and Luis Montes-Patino, 57, both of Irving, Texas, and Ravinder Reddy Gudipati, 61; Harsh Jaggi, 54; and Neeru Jaggi, 51, all of Laredo, Texas, were each convicted of a money laundering conspiracy following a five-week jury trial. In addition, Harsh Jaggi and Adrian Arcinieg-Hernandez were each convicted of two counts of money laundering and Neeru Jaggi was convicted of one count of money laundering. Gudipati was convicted of two counts of money laundering, two counts of causing a trade or business to fail to file a Form 8300, and one count of causing a trade or business to file a Form 8300 containing a material omission and misstatement of facts. Arciniega-Hernandez was found not guilty of a third count of money laundering. Sentencing before U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmalejo of the Southern District of Texas, Laredo Division, who presided over the trial, has not yet been scheduled.
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