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Club owner indicted on charges of laundering money for Mexico drug trade
Club owner indicted on charges of laundering money for Mexico drug trade

The owner of a Pico Rivera nightclub has been indicted on charges that he laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars for a Mexican drug-trafficking operation, federal officials said. Edgar De Dios Fragoso, 38, of Hacienda Heights -- owner of El Rodeo nightclub -- was named in an eight-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to launder money and money laundering for an unnamed Mexican drug trafficker. Fragoso, who also operates a second El Rodeo bar in Moreno Valley, was arrested Feb. 23 on suspicion of money laundering after agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided his nightclub and home. He was later freed on a $100,000 bond. Calls to his attorney were not...

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