dirty money


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dirty money

Money that is obtained or earned through illicit or illegal means, especially thievery, bribery, forgery, or money laundering. He went from being dirt-poor to being a multimillionaire in just a few years, but given his shady associations, I'd say most of that is dirty money. It was only after I started doing the accountancy for the company that I realized a large amount of dirty money was being filtered through our accounts.
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Indeed, there should be no place for dirty money anywhere.
Sub-Saharan Africa, on the other hand, suffered the biggest loss as a share of its economy, with the amount of dirty money averaging 5.
Operation Dirty Money continues to make great strides to eliminate illegal check-cashing businesses in Florida while ensuring taxpayers are protected from the costly consequences of workers' compensation fraud," Atwater reports.
Summary: ABU DHABI -- The number of Suspicious Transactions Reports, or STRs, in the UAE have increased by 55 per cent to 2,711 in 2010, up against 1,750 reported in the period a year ago, "as financial institutions are more aware of the strict rules and regulations to identify dirty money," a top official said on Sunday.
Crimelords are believed to have set their sights on the zombie bank to funnel their dirty money into bank accounts and cash in on the bank guarantee.
Among the findings are that launderers wear suits and ties, that laundering could not exist without law, that it challenges economic theory and modelling, that the boundaries between clean and dirty money are blurred, that big countries wash more than small ones, and that money dry cleaning is much worse for the environment.
Tory MP Nigel Evans, chairman of an All-Party Parliamentary Group on fraud, said: "There is a clear public interest to investigate whether the party has handled dirty money.
The whole topic of dirty money and money laundering reminded me of a magazine cartoon where the Sweet Young Thing says to her date, "I don't understand why we are worried about the Mafia moving into legitimate business.
They're living in a community, buying the nice house and nice cars, and that's all dirty money,'' Sgt.
Banks in particular are quasi-public utilities, and the public does not want them to be directly involved in handling dirty money.
While it may be too much to ask a major-party presidential candidate to ponder drug prohibition's contribution to dirty money, Kerry's solution to money laundering was--and is--to deputize banks and force them to spy on all their customers.
Raymond Baker, from the Center for International Policy in Washington DC, said that there was roughly $1 trillion of laundered money in the world, and that for every dollar of foreign aid given to developing countries, ten dollars of dirty money were going out.
However, Ukraine has remained on the list, thus making it the last European country considered to be a haven for dirty money.
and European banks launder between $500 billion and $1 trillion of dirty money annually, half of which is laundered by U.
To his credit, he resisted all the dirty money tossed at him, and when his novel hit, he hoped the link to his tabloid past would never come up.