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Kansas couple pleads guilty in drug money laundering case

WICHITA, Kan. – A man and a woman accused of laundering drug money for the Mexican cartel in a small southwest Kansas bank have admitted their role in the conspiracy.

George Enns and his wife Agatha, of Meade, Kansas, each pleaded guilty Monday to one count of money laundering conspiracy under a deal with prosecutors that spares them jail time.

The two have acknowledged that they have deposited at least $1.6 million in cash and $5.2 million in the third-party checks brought in from Mexico Plains State Bank. The account funds were used to buy corn seed that was transported in Mexico.

Prosecutors say that the process is known as trade-based money laundering.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 27.

Former president of the bank James Kirk Friend faces sentencing Jan. 9 for the non-reporting of suspicious activities.

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