- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 1, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Mexican man was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for laundering more than $4.7 million in drug funds in Kansas, Missouri and seven other states.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says Franz Wiebe Rempel, of Cuauhtemoc, Chihuahua, Mexico, was sentenced Tuesday to five years and 10 months for money laundering.

He admitted that from 2009 through July 2013, he laundered drug funds through the Bank of America in Wichita, and accounts at Wells Fargo and J.P. Morgan Chase.

Rempel gave bank account numbers to another person, who gave them to third parties. They deposited cash into Rempel’s bank accounts and he would cross the Mexico border almost weekly to move the money through the U.S. financial system.

A co-conspirator ultimately ended up with most of the money.

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