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Seven people were charged with laundering $2.1 million – including more than $300,000 in illegally obtained coronavirus relief money - through a North Carolina casino, officials announced.
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Four Georgia residents and three South Carolinians were found with more than $2.1 million in illegal cash. They are accused of laundering at least $750,000, including over $350,000 through Harrah's Cherokee Hotel and Casino, the Department of Justice announced in an indictment unsealed in South Carolina on Thursday.
Investigators found the money included the proceeds from a Paycheck Protection Program loan of more than $359,000, the indictment states.
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The case started as a drug trafficking investigation, but federal agents began digging further.