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money laundering

The criminal act or practice of processing 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 suspected money laundering for a local criminal enterprise.
See also: launder, money

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.
See also: launder, money

launder

tv. to conceal the source and nature of stolen or illicitly gotten money by moving it in and out of different financial institutions. (see also greenwash.) The woman’s sole function was to launder the money from drug deals.
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The potential ease with which organised crime could launder criminal proceeds through gaining ownership or a significant interest in South African businesses, is more problematic.
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The process of depositing the laundered money in banks is called placement and can be accomplished in several ways.
government officials and the mainstream media to the $7 billion or more of Russian money laundered through the Bank of New York might make you think this is the first time that multimillions have been stolen from Russia--or elsewhere--and washed through the international offshore system.
Traditionally, money laundering has been described as a process which in three quite distinct stages:Placement, the stage at which criminally derived funds are introduced in the financial system; Layering, the substantive stage of the process in which the property in 'washed' and its ownership and source remains disguised; Integration is the final stage at which the 'laundered' property is re-introduced into the legitimate economy.
It impedes bringing cases against the associates of money launderers, while the act does not prevent the spending of laundered monies by a launderer's family or close friends.
A report prepared by the Democratic staff of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations ("PSI") made accusations that several Argentine financial institutions laundered money from drug dealing and bribery, creating serious political problems for President De la Rua.
In the hands of a skillful launderer, the payment for goods that appeared to have been delivered by one company based upon an invoice of sale prepared by another company covers the laundering of the purchase price when the goods never existed, and the companies are owned by the same party; the sale of real estate for an amount far below market value, with an exchange of the difference in an under-the-table cash transaction, launders what, on the surface, appears to be capital gain when the property is sold again; and a variety of lateral transfer schemes among three or more parties or companies covers the trail of monetary transactions between any two of them.
It has been estimated that between $6oo billion and $1.5 trillion in funds is laundered around the world each year.
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This alternately thrills and horrifies his superiors, who on the one hand are delighted when Darias gets big-time traffickers to launder money through Dean, and on the other are horrified that their top-secret project is controlled by a walk-on with a felony record.
Drug traffickers and terrorists are becoming more and more sophisticated in how they launder money and finance their crimes.
Entering into an arrangement to launder money (including assisting a client to set up a money laundering scheme) is punishable by up to 14 years in prison.
Now in recognition of accountants' expertise in devising controls that make it more difficult to launder illicit proceeds, government and the business community are asking the profession to come up with recommendations on now to deny money launderers and their accomplices in organized crime opportunities to legitimize their illegal gains.
Most experienced fraud investigators view the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man [1] as loosely regulated tax havens immune to inquiries from foreign authorities, which make the Islands the choice of criminals to launder their illegal gains.