The South Florida Business Journal says John Diaz, 45, and his wife, Mercedes Avila-Diaz, 44, were arrested Friday. Diaz faces charges of money laundering, organized scheme to defraud and multiple money service business violations. He and Avila-Diaz also are facing charges of workers’ compensation fraud.
Authorities allege there was movement of drug money through the supermarkets’ check-cashing and money-wiring services, according to reports.
Diaz Supermarkets operates four stores in Miami-Dade and the markets are well known in the Naranja and Homestead areas.
In the photo at top is John Diaz.