Western Union Meets Major Requirements In Money Laundering Settlement

Published: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 7:05am
Updated: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 7:28am
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The Arizona Attorney General’s Office says there’s been a major development in the state’s fight against money laundering. Western Union has fulfilled the main points of a $94 million agreement with the state, attorney general spokeswoman Mia Garcia said. 

Since the 2010 settlement was reached, Garcia said, the attorney general’s office has forged a close partnership with Western Union. The company now gives the state access to information to help with its money laundering investigations.

“Combatting money laundering is really important, because we’re able to stop the flow of money to criminal cartels, who operate along the border," she said.

Many of the details of the agreement with Western Union are confidential, but Garcia calls working with the company a “critical tool” for combatting illegal activity. 

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