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Four people who participated in a 12-person criminal organization in Maine allegedly committed bank fraud and other crimes after they opened credit union accounts that funded an illegal $13 million marijuana operation, according to federal prosecutors.

A 14-count criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Bangor last month charged 12 defendants, including a county prosecutor, with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, bank fraud, tampering with proceedings, tampering with documents, conspiracy to defraud the United States and to impede and impair the IRS, tax evasion and tax fraud.

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