Posted on August 9, 2013 at 7:59 AM
Friday, Aug 9 at 7:59 AM
DOUGLAS, Ariz. -- Five Arizona Department of Corrections employees at a Douglas prison are being investigated for possible money laundering.
According to a press release from the Department of Corrections, investigators identified a new money laundering trend along the southwest border beginning in November 2012. Criminal organizations associated with drug-cartel members have been recruiting people to use their personal U.S. bank accounts to funnel illegal proceeds from the United States to Mexico.
The investigation turned up five employees who work at a prison in Douglas, which is on the border of Mexico. A spokesman for the Department of Corrections said three of the accused have resigned, while the other two are being internally investigated.
The DOC is not releasing the names of those allegedly involved in the scene
No arrests or charges have been made.