• Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell, right, of the Criminal Division, with Kenneth Magidson, center, of the Southern District of Texas; and U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George, participate in a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. Justice Department is announcing charges in connection with a call center operation said to be based in India. Federal prosecutors have unsealed an indictment charging 61 defendants in the United States and abroad, including five call center groups. The department says the extorted funds ended up being laundered with the help of prepaid debit cards. Arrests are taking place throughout the United States. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It can be a frightening call to get — and it’s a familiar one for many thousands of Americans.

  • In this August 2013 surveillance photo provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Francisco Salgado and his sister Alejandra walk on New York's Third Avenue in midtown Manhattan where authorities say they made multiple cash deposits at banks within a few blocks of each other as part of a Mexican cartel money-laundering scheme. Authorities say the pair entered seven different banks making cash deposits of just under $10,000, all from piles of drug money they were carrying in designer purses and shopping bags. (DEA via AP)

    How one drug cartel banked its cash in New York City

    NEW YORK (AP) — In the photos, Alejandra Salgado and her little brother Francisco look like ordinary tourists strolling the streets of midtown Manhattan. He carries a shopping bag. She wears a white dress, a necklace and a leather tote slung over one shoulder.