WATCH: Police: Gangster, wife charged with money laundering


by By Jeff McShan / 11 News

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 20 at 2:05 PM

HOUSTON -- An alleged Houston gangster and his attorney wife have been charged with money laundering.

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The bizarre story began to unfold four months ago. That's when Drug Enforcement Agents and Houston Police Gang Division officers say they came across William Harigan Rambo III while conducting a drug investigation.

Investigators say while working undercover, they bought the drug ecstasy from Rambo.He then allegedly told them about his wife and how they were able to hide drug money.Police say that is when they began to investigate.

Rambo's wife is 39-year-old Grace Kopacz. She is a law partner with Mokaram Freeman & Kopacz. Their offices are located in the Galleria area, where on Friday afternoon, police came and arrested Kopacz.

Kopacz and her husband have been charged with money laundering and are scheduled to appear before a judge in the Harris County Criminal Justice Center this week.

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Kopacz has also been charged with insurance fraud. The DEA says she recently filed an insurance claim stating that one of her vehicles had been stolen, but she allegedly had arranged for her vehicle to disappear.

We don't know how Kopacz originally met her husband, but he has been in trouble with the law before.

The DEA says he is a member of the Dirty White Boys prison gang, a group that associates itself with the Aryan Brotherhood.