U.S. Indicts Zetas Leader for Laundering Through U.S. Horse Breeding Sector

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Bruce Zagaris

On June 12, 2012, the U.S. Attorney in Austin Texas announced that a federal grand jury in Austin, Texas returned an indictment charging 14 defendants, including Los Zetas leader Miguel Angel Morales and his brothers Oscar Omar Trevino Morales and Jose Trevino-Morales with a conspiracy to launder the Zetas drug distribution proceeds by purchasing, training, breeding and racing U.S. quarter horses in the U.S.[1]

                [1]               U.S. v. Miguel Angel Trevino Morales et al, U.S. District Court W.D. Texas, Austin Div., Crim. No. A-12-CR 210 SS; U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney Robert Pitman Western District of Texas, Federal Grand Jury Indicts Los Zetas Leader in Money Laundering, Press Release, June 12, 2012.