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San Bernardino shooter reportedly used Utah-based account to withdraw funds prior to attack

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Posted at 4:22 PM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 18:22:34-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The FBI is now focusing on the money trail left by killers Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik after the couple left 14 dead in an attack last week in San Bernardino, California.

Officials have now released that Farook received a $28,500 deposit in his Utah bank account, with WebBank.com on or about Nov. 18, according to an Los Angeles Times story posted Tuesday afternoon .

Two days later he withdrew $10,000.

Investigators are now looking into whether that money went to Enrique Marquez, a former neighbor of Farook whose home the FBI entered over the weekend amid suspicions he purchased assault rifles used in the attack.

In a brief statement, released to the LA Times, WebBank.com stated it would cooperate fully with any investigations, but said federal and state law prevented them from commenting on any specific loans.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and everyone else impacted by the tragedy in San Bernardino. WebBank evaluates all loan applications in accordance with legal requirements including U.S. anti-terrorism and anti-money-laundering laws,” the statement read. “In addition, the Bank continually works with regulators to address their inquiries and concerns and will fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies investigating this matter.”

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