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Morning Roundup: July 18, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Drunk guy poses as TSA agent and pats down two women, defense attorney admits laundering drug money, and pro-marijuana banking bill passes Republican house. MORE  

Former Brooklyn D.A. Allegedly Used Drug Money For Campaign

By McCarton Ackerman

Charles Hynes used money seized from drug dealers to pay for a political consultant in a losing bid for re-election. MORE  

JetBlue, Delta Employees Arrested For Smuggling Drug Money

By McCarton Ackerman

Another in a long line of drug-related busts involving airline employees. MORE  

White House Study Shows Americans Spent $109 Billion on Drugs

By Paul Gaita

Though the study only includes data up to 2010, before the recent surge in heroin abuse, Americans now spend more on drugs than they do on furniture and appliances. MORE  

Banking Remains a Hurdle for Marijuana Dispensaries

By Paul Gaita

Instead of electronic deposits, pot sellers are forced to carry bags of money to the supermarkets to buy money orders. MORE  

ZOHYDROGATE: AND HERE COME THE ADDICTS

By John Lavitt

The FDA defied its own experts to approve a new prescription narcotic in a form almost certain to cause addiction and death from overdoses. The Fix investigates MORE  

Cops Must Return $1 Million in Non-Drug Money to Stripper

By Jennifer Blue

Nebraska cops seized a woman's hard-earned life savings, thinking it was drug money. MORE  

HSBC Laundered Billions in Drug Cartel Money

By McCarton Ackerman

European mega-bank admits to doing business with Mexican drug cartels through its US branches. MORE  

High Couple "Googled How to Kill" Their Victim

By Will Herbst

After getting high, a Florida couple apparently decided to research how to murder a young woman for drug money. MORE  

"Joint" Returns Get Tax Pro Busted

By McCarton Ackerman

A tax preparer is arrested on deadline day for helping to hide the truth about drug dealers' incomes. MORE  

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