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Trial begins in Omidi money order case
Trial begins in Omidi money order case

A federal criminal trial got underway Tuesday against a member of the Omidi family whose sons were behind the controversial and now-defunct 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign. On trial is Cindy Omidi, 65, who is accused of violating federal anti-money laundering laws. Prosecutors say she illegally bought dozens of postal money orders in an amount just below the $3,000 threshold that would have required postal officials to file reports about money orders. The transactions were not connected to the weight-loss business. "This is a case about hiding cash," Assistant U.S. Atty. David Kirman told jurors in his opening statement at the federal courthouse in Los Angeles. All told,...

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