Four American Airlines Flight Attendants Arrested On Money Laundering Charges

Four American Airlines flight attendants are facing money laundering charges, after at least three of them were allegedly caught by Customs smuggling more than $20,000 into the United States.

According to a criminal complaint, Maria Isabel Wilson-Ossandon, 48, Carlos Alberto Munoz-Moyano, 40, Miaria Delpilar Roman-Strick, 55, and Maria Beatriz Pasten-Cuzmar, 55, were arrested in Miami and charged with money laundering and unauthorized transmitting of money. When Munoz-Moyano arrived at Miami International Airport from Chile, a Customs and Border Patrol agent conducted a routine check. According to a police report, when the agent asked Munoz-Moyano how much U.S. currency he had on him, the flight attendant first said $100 but then changed his story, saying he had $9,000 on him. This prompted agents to check other flight attendants. In total, authorities seized $22,671 from the flight attendants. 

A statement from American Airlines said they are cooperating with law enforcement and “take this matter seriously.”

4 American Airlines flight attendants arrested on money laundering charges after trip from Chile


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