Property with Ties to Former Tamaulipas Governor Seized
MCALLEN – A woman accused of money laundering has requested a bond hearing in federal court.
Federal agents arrested Monica Roca-Perez in Los Angeles, California on March 16 on a warrant issued out of Corpus Christi.
According to federal documents, Roca-Perez is facing federal money laundering charges.
The federal indictment accuses Roca-Perez of moving money into the U.S. for nearly 10 years.
The woman will have to forfeit a McAllen home located near Orangewood Drive, as well as relinquish $800,000 of cash.
The McAllen home is appraised at $860,000, according to Hidalgo County property tax records.
Hidalgo County property records show Roca-Perez’s name is not the owner. Instead, the property is registered to an inactive company, Golo Management LLC.
The company is registered to Adriana Gonzales, who is the wife of former Tamaulipas Governor Eugenio Hernandez-Flores.
Roca-Perez is expected to return to court next month in Corpus Christi.
Hernandez-Flores is wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice. He faces money laundering charges.
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