November 22 2019
A high-flying couple from Paraguay were arrested by the FBI on Thursday at a hotel in Newark, N.J. near Liberty International Airport and charged with running a money laundering operation for purported narco-traffickers.
Cynthia Elizabeth Tarragó, 40, a former member of the Paraguayan Congress who was running to be mayor of Asunción, the nation’s capital, and her husband, Raimundo Va, 44, appeared in U.S. District Court in Trenton on Friday. They were charged with participating in an international money laundering conspiracy. U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois H. Goodman ordered both to be held without bail.