Ex-banker to change plea in Kansas drug cartel money case
October 7, 2016
WICHITA, Kan. (AP, Oct. 6, 2016) — A former bank president accused of conspiring to launder drug money for a Mexican cartel plans to enter a new plea.
A notice filed Thursday says former Plains State Bank President James Kirk Friend notified the court of his intention to change his plea. A hearing is scheduled Oct. 17 in U.S. District Court in Wichita.
Prosecutors contend Friend helped bank customers George and Agatha Enns of Meade launder more than $6.8 million between 2011 and 2014.
An affidavit outlines a federal investigation into drug trafficking and money laundering activities in th...