Club owner laundered money in U.S.-Mexico drug trade, affidavit says

A Pico Rivera nightclub owner was arrested this week after federal officials say he laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of a drug-trafficking ring operating in the United States and Mexico, according to court documents released Thursday. Following an investigation lasting more than three years, Edgar Fragoso was arrested Monday when the Drug Enforcement Administration raided his nightclub, El Rodeo, and his Hacienda Heights home, said Special Agent Vijay Rathi. The Pico Rivera home of Fragoso’s mother -- whose name is listed on some of his bank accounts -- was also raided. Fragoso has been charged with one count of money laundering. If convicted, he...