Money laundering scheme lands media mogul behind bars

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PHOENIX – The owner of a Mexican media empire and his son were indicted in a money laundering and fraud case.

They are among eight suspects in a case involving millions of dollars allegedly funneled from unidentified sources in Mexico.

Mario de la Fuente Manriquez is accused of 19 acts of fraud, money laundering and participating in a criminal syndicate and conspiracy.

Manriquez’s son, 43-year-old Mario de la Fuente Mix, faces 10 counts of the same charges.

Their family owns and operates a television station, a newspaper and over a dozen cable television companies based in northern Mexico.