How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico's murderous drug gangs

"Criminal proceedings were brought against Wachovia, though not against any individual, but the case never came to court. In March 2010, Wachovia settled the biggest action brought under the US bank secrecy act, through the US district court in Miami. Now that the year's "deferred prosecution" has expired, the bank is in effect in the clear. It paid federal authorities $110m in forfeiture, for allowing transactions later proved to be connected to drug smuggling, and incurred a $50m fine for failing to monitor cash used to ship 22 tons of cocaine."
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Note:  I know - we can wait for the American legal system to get busy on this.  But I suspect they've already received their protection money - and will remain silent - while the rest of us get robbed blind.  There's great money in law enforcement (?), and "law" here in the 'states.  

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