2 California money laundering suspects arrested in Arizona
Oct. 18, 2017
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say two money laundering suspects wanted in California have been arrested in Arizona.
Paradise Valley police say 33-year-old Alexander Podgurski and 29-year-old Savanna Farmer were taken into custody Tuesday at a rental home.
They say numerous electronic and paper records were found at the scene and seized after a warrant was served.
Police say Podgurski and Farmer were booked into a Maricopa County jail on suspicion of identity theft, conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to advertise falsely and conspiracy to access computers without authorization.
It was unclear Wednesday if the two suspects had attorneys yet. They are facing extradition hearings.
The San Diego County District Attorney's Office says Podgurski and Farmer had fled California to Puerto Rico, but recently were tracked to the Phoenix area.