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launder money

To process large amounts of money obtained through illegitimate or illegal means, often in small increments through banks or other legitimate businesses, so as to conceal its source or origins. One of the clubs downtown was shut down last week on charges of laundering money for a local criminal enterprise.
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In a time when the PM of the country is moving from friendly state to another to take Pakistan out of the financial crisis, the revelation of the laundering money confirms some deep flaws in the governance mechanism of the country's accountability.
27 ( ANI ): The Hyderabad police's cyber cell on Tuesday arrested a man for laundering money online on the context of giving jobs to people.
Europol said that gangs and criminal organisations could be laundering money despite banks' efforts control money laundering.
BEIRUT: Panama authorities arrested a Lebanese man at an airport for allegedly laundering money for Hezbollah, the Saudi-owned daily Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reported Tuesday.
confessed to laundering money collected from Asian men.
There is a high possibility that Macao authorities will return all $24 million in frozen accounts at a Macao-based bank accused of laundering money and counterfeiting for North Korea by liquidating the bank, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported Monday, quoting diplomatic sources.
A multi-millionaire crime boss, known as the British Godfather, was jailed for seven years yesterday for laundering money.
A publication of the pro-Pyongyang General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, or Chongryon, reported Sunday that the United States agreed last month to lift financial sanctions on a Macao-based bank suspected of laundering money for North Korea within 30 days.
(14) Moreover, even when hawaladars are not knowingly involved in serious illegal activity, their nonconforming business practices put them in positions where they could assist law enforcement with the real criminal element in a community, especially those dealing in narcotics, laundering money, or financing terrorism.
Metha was found guilty of setting up the scam and laundering money and the other three were convicted of money laundering.
government ran a successful sting operation laundering money for the Medellin cartel of Colombian cocaine dealers, a competitive price for large quantities was reported to be about 5 percent of the gross amount laundered, with very speedy delivery guaranteed.
Reynolds, 68, the former chairman of Darlington Football Club, is accused of three counts of laundering money, plus evasion of a liability and attempted evasion of a liability.
Godett, whose Frento Obrero Liberashon Party came out on top in election in April 2003, was convicted of taking bribes, forgery and laundering money. Rather than becoming prime minister, he gave up that position.
Zdanowicz, director of the Center for Banking and Financial Institutions at Florida International University, in the USA, said it was important to distinguish between laundering money that came from illegitimate sources and "capital flight" which was moving money to avoid economic or political risk.
A lack of experience with the industry had Treasury thinking insurance didn't offer a likely avenue for laundering money, Abernathy said.