Progressive House Democrats urge Biden against Defense chief with contractor ties

A pair of progressive House Democrats is urging President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenBrewery launches new Biden beer described as ‘inoffensive and not too bitter’ Deb Haaland says ‘of course’ she would serve as Interior secretary under Biden State Department won’t give Biden messages from foreign leaders: report MORE not to nominate a Pentagon chief who has previously worked for a defense contractor.

“Respectfully, and in full agreement with your past statements, we write to request that the next secretary of Defense have no prior employment history with a defense contractor,” Reps. Mark PocanMark William PocanCutting defense spending by 10 percent would debilitate America’s military Progressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS ‘human rights abuses’ The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by Facebook – Barrett touts independence to sidestep confirmation questions MORE (D-Wis.) and Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeProgressives unveil Biden Cabinet wish list Pressure grows on California

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Leaked Bank Docs Show Money Laundering Ties to Real Estate

2701 Jockey Circle in Davie, FL (Google Maps, iStock)

2701 Jockey Circle in Davie, FL (Google Maps, iStock)

A group of South Florida property owners’ alleged ties to global money laundering are revealed in newly leaked bank documents.

A family who owns a home worth more than $2 million in the Jockey Circle neighborhood in Davie and a man accused of buying an $850,000 Tudor cottage in Davie with drug money are among the property owners emerging from a trove of suspicious activity reports, according to the Miami Herald.

The reports are documents collected and analyzed by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, to find potential money laundering.

The Ceballos family of Davie were flagged for $260 million in transactions from April 2013 to January 2014 that looked suspicious to a bank. Venezuela’s national oil company and an anti-poverty program were among the government agencies that made large payments to Ceballos companies, according to the Herald. Companies tied

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