Prison for a Racketeer II
July 18, 2008
If you are doing funny business with banks, bank accounts and immigration matters, be careful. There was some of that going on in Maryland and eventually arrests were made...
Mr. Schiff: If you are doing funny business with banks, bank accounts and immigration matters, be careful. There was some of that going on in Maryland and eventually arrests were made...
Mr. Wolf: "We noticed some irregular banking activities that seemed really suspicious. The individuals were structuring their money in a way that we thought we should look into it a little deeper.”
Mr. Schiff: That’s Special Agent Richard Wolf at the Baltimore FBI Field Office. He says an investigation was underway with the State Police and other agencies federal and local police agencies...
Mr. Wolf: "ICE was involved. IRS. Some local sheriff departments and PDs.”
Mr. Schiff: Wolf says investigators, with help from a cooperating witness, found that money was being laundered through a convenience store. That money was used to bribe officials and obtain phony green cards for immigrants...
Mr. Wolf: "There was approximately $1.2 million involved.”
Mr. Schiff: In this case, no bribes were accepted by any government officials. But those subjects found guilty have been sent to prison and fined thousands of dollars. I’m Neal Schiff of the Bureau and that's the FBI's Closed Case of the Week.
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