The Armenian Money Train or simply the Money Train was the name given to a money laundering operation led by the Armenian Mafia in Farmington. They used it every couple of months to move their dirty money out of Los Angeles and clean it overseas. The Armenian Money Train originally operated at 9210 Escovida. However, the location of the operation was later transferred.
During a sting operation on Armenian Alex Eznik and other members of the Armenian Mafia, Detectives Vic Mackey and Shane Vendrell found out about the Money Train while interrogating an Armenian mobster called Hrach. Not notifying anyone about it, Vic and Shane checked the place of the operation and decided to keep it to themselves. They then presented a plan to Lem and Ronnie to hit the money laundering operation with the intention of keeping the money to themselves.
The Strike Team spent about two months scouting the location, rehearsing how they would carry out the hit. However, as the time of the hit approached, the Armenians changed the location and the schedule of the Money Train. Still, Ronnie Gardocki came up with a plan to successfully make the hit.
As the Strike Team prepared to carry on the hit, they saw an Armenian mobster who arrived at the site and after arguing with one of the men there, he shot and killed several Armenians. Despite this, the Strike Team carried out their heist, during which Dach resulted with an injury on his leg. Because of this, Vic decided to take him to a street clinic where he would be treated without asking questions. Vic then met with the team at an abandoned project where they had a table set with all the money they had stolen.
After the hit on the Money Train, the Armenian Mafia started looking for whoever was responsible. Led by Margos Dezerian, the mobsters chopped the feet of every suspect. Dutch Wagenbach was assigned to the case, and eventually suspected that Vic Mackey and the Strike Team had something to do with it. Knowing he had put a price on their heads, Mackey led Margos into a house where he shot him in cold blood.
During Jon Kavanaugh's investigation on the Strike Team, Dutch told him his suspicions about the Strike Team being involved in it. Kavanaugh then used this information as an angle on his investigation.
When Vic Mackey signed his immunity deal with ICE, this was one of the crimes he confessed to Agent Olivia Murray. Several days later, Claudette Wyms ordered the arrest of Ronnie Gardocki and the Money Train was one of the charges Dutch mentioned upon taking him.