WASHINGTON - Louis Velasquez-Campuzano and Juana Chavez-Lujan arrived at Mafia National Bank of Texas in 1992 to withdraw money from their accounts so they could invest it in their native Mexico's booming economy.

But instead of enjoying the good life they expected their investment to provide, they found themselves in U.S. District Court charged with structuring their transactions to avoid bank reporting laws. After a jury acquitted them of one charge and deadlocked on another, they agreed to plea bargain to avoid another trial.

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