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smurf

(smɚf)
1. n. someone who “cleans” ill-gotten money by buying cashier’s checks at banks and shifting funds from place to place, often in small transactions. (see also greenwash, launder.) I think the guy at the first window is a smurf. He’s in here twice a week with $9,500 in cash each time.
2. tv. & in. to shift illicit money from place to place to conceal its origin, often in small transactions. (Underworld.) I smurfed a fortune for a famous drug kingpin and got fourteen years up the river—with some very interesting people.

smurfed

(smɚft)
mod. having to do with a bank that has been used to launder money. (see also smurf.) The teller came slowly into the office. “I think we were smurfed,” she said.
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