On September 15th, attorney Richard Medina Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court to operating an unlicensed money-transmitting business.
Medina and others illegally conducted almost $12 million worth of international financial transactions in violation of the Bank Secrecy Act. They collected cash from United States clients and transferred it around the world without registering the business with the Secretary of the Treasury.
He and two others raked in commissions for their services. Medina's partners, Omar Trevino Caro Del Castillo and Francisco Cuevas, have already pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. Medina will be sentenced December 7.