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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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Obaid Khanani is the son of Altaf Khanani, who is currently under arrest in the USA on charges of laundering money for the Taliban.
The Macao authorities have frozen North Korean accounts at Banco Delta Asia SARL since the United States declared the bank a primary money-laundering concern in September 2005 over allegations of laundering money and circulating counterfeit dollars for North Korea.
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.
ORGANISED criminals found guilty of committing economic crimes or laundering money would be sent to jail for at least four years in any European Union (EU) country under a new European Commission proposal.
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.
A lack of experience with the industry had Treasury thinking insurance didn't offer a likely avenue for laundering money, Abernathy said.
He runs the place for Jamie and it is one of many businesses laundering money day in day out for the Daniels.
government if it is found that an account holder is suspected of laundering money -- even if the money in the United States is not traceable to that account holder," says Sonia de Cruz, partner in the firm's banking group.
30pm) IN an attempt to curry favour with her colleagues, DC Kate Spears (Tanya Emery) volunteers to go undercover to investigate a solicitor believed to be laundering money for Swain.
It wants to be removed from a blacklist of 15 countries whose banks are suspected of laundering money.
Michael finds himself laundering money, becoming an accessory to murder and having to pass himself off as the infamous Mickey Blue Eyes - a comic treat as the polite, apologetic Englishman has to pass himself off as a streetwise Mafia hoodlum.
The younger Hammer spent much of the next decade in Moscow, publicly a businessman trying to open the Soviet Union to capitalism, privately laundering money for the Soviets to finance espionage and revolution abroad.
The next largest was $772,000 against a developer for laundering money to Oakland City Council members and mayoral candidates.
And Endara and his vice, president have been repeatedly linked to the very same banks charged with laundering money for the Medellin and Cali drug cartels.