Ladle transfer also has significant safety risks whereas launders
are simple to operate and maintain, incur low metal loss and provide for quiescent metal transfer.
While pressurizing and depressurizing to flush hot metal into and out of the pour launder
helps, it does not solve the problem.
To hide these funds, the criminals established a bank in Antigua, in which they set up accounts, bought expensive assets, including real estate, and establines lines of credit enabling them to launder
their illicit proceeds and use them anywhere.
The FATF report itself says that while professional launderers were used in the US, Italy and Russia, "in many cases it was observed that criminals launder
their own proceeds" and this had implications for countries which did not recognise "own proceeds" laundering as a money laundering offence "If you rob a bank and want to launder
that money and decide to launder
it yourself, buying a house or car or so on, then in some countries the only thing that you can be charged with is the theft of that money - you can't be charged with the laundering as well," Mr Schmoll said.
Snyder had pleaded guilty to avoid a trial on nine misdemeanor counts involving laundering and conspiracy to launder
contributions between March 1990 and May 1992.
Today, the Racketeering Records Analysis Unit (RRAU)of the FBI Laboratory in Washington, DC, can establish this necessary link by examining the records kept by criminals who launder
The use of the banking system to launder
the proceeds of criminal activity can certainly damage the reputation of the banks involved, as well as have a detrimental impact on the banking sector as a whole.
Sirouss Sadighi, 69, was convicted of two counts of conspiring to launder
drug proceeds and four counts of the actual laundering of money linked to drugs.
According to the indictments, a drug cartel middleman solicited help from the bankers, asking them to launder
money that was ``represented to be the proceeds of the sale of illegal narcotics.
A judge Wednesday sentenced former Los Angeles City Councilman Art Snyder to six months in jail and fined him $216,000 for heading a vast conspiracy to launder
political contributions to city and state officials.
Companies that launder
campaign contributions to politicians would be barred from city contracts for four years under a proposal approved Wednesday by a Los Angeles City Council committee.