Phoenix real estate guru indicted on federal charges
PHOENIX -- The founder of a well-known Phoenix real estate investment firm is accused of helping two clients purchase a home with money made from drug trafficking.
Federal investigators said Tuesday that Tanya Maria Marchiol was indicted by a grand jury Oct. 8 on 11 charges.
The counts included conspiracy to commit money laundering, transactional money laundering and structuring financial transactions.
Marchiol, 39, did not immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday.
According to the indictment, two people approached Marchiol in 2008 about buying a home but helping them conceal ownership.
Marchiol has been a commentator on business and real estate for television networks including Fox News and CNBC.
She co-founded TEAM Investments and her clients include Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, according to the company's website.