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Man accused of laundering $172K in Santa Cruz County

Posted at 11:44 AM, Mar 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 14:44:53-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A Mexican man is facing money laundering charges in Santa Cruz County.

According to Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Marco Antonio Martinez Sanchez is accused of second-degree money laundering and illegally conducting an enterprise, depositing $172,423 into a Wells Fargo account in 2017 and 2018 to hide the identities of people receiving the deposits.

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Nogales Office investigated the case.


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