May 17 2019
A Wells Fargo personal banker pleaded guilty on Thursday to knowingly opening bank accounts for people working with the Sinaloa cartel. Thirty-year-old Luis Figueroa of Tijuana admitted he took part in the money-laundering scheme that stretched across the US.
Between 2014 and 2016, money-laundering organizations recruited people who would open bank accounts for the cartel’s drug money, according to the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of California. The operation laundered over $19 million dollars in narcotics proceeds.