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Dozen Businesses: Money Laundering and Wire Fraud

dozen businesses: The investigative arm of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations led the operation that saw about a dozen businesses and plants raided and 17 business owners and managers indicted for fraud, wire fraud and money laundering.article continues below Trending Stories Smaller retailers lead exodus from Vancouver Police asking for help finding convict who failed to return to Vancouver halfway house Vancouver campus is Yorkville University's first Reader's rant on teachers belies his loneliness, bitterness Of those, 14 were taken into custody Wednesday and three were still being sought, according to Vancouver Courier. Authorities also arrested more than 130 workers at various businesses, busing them to Grand Island, Nebraska, to be questioned and processed. A large federal law enforcement operation conducted Wednesday targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired and mistreated immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. Most of the arrests occurred in northern Nebraska and southern Minnesota. Officials said they were still looking to take three owners or managers into custody as part of the operation. Several of the businesses were in O'Neill, Nebraska, a town of about 3,000 about 160 miles 260 kilometres northwest of Omaha. ( As reported in the news.