Feds charge man with smuggling bulk cash, money laundering

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a man in Kansas for his role in a money laundering scheme that crossed interstate and foreign boundaries.

An indictment unsealed Friday charges 46-year-old Victor Javier Morales Bencomo with one count of money laundering for allegedly attempting to conduct a financial transaction involving nearly $360,000 in U.S. currency. He also faces three additional money laundering counts involving a total of $19,000 in bank transactions.

The indictment also charges him with one count each of bulk cash smuggling of more than $10,000 and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Court documents do not indicate whether he has an attorney, and the U.S. attorney’s office said it had no further information on his hometown.


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