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DFW

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19. It was on the record, at least for a while.
Tue Dec 5, 2023, 11:02 AM
Dec 2023

The gold was imported legally into the UK and then into the USA. There is no import tax on gold, so there was no incentive to hide it. The European and US distributors who wholesaled out the coins all did it above board and on the books, all by check or wire. What the KGB guys did with the money, or where they ultimately parked it, I have no idea. If they were citizens of Russia (or Costa Rica by then), all they had to do was declare everything, and the US government would have had no problem. You are a non-resident citizen of a friendly country wanting to buy a few McMansions for a few hundred million? By all means! But this would have been in the multi billions, and who the hell knows what you do with that kind of cash if you can already buy everything you want?

Sweet! No one is above the law, all laws. nt TeamProg Dec 2023 #1
I wonder RussBLib Dec 2023 #5
No, you have to actually have money to hide it from the IRS. Ray Bruns Dec 2023 #17
Do we now nail the 1,637 accounts with income tax evasion and those that have hidden bank accounts ? republianmushroom Dec 2023 #2
Here is an idea. LiberalFighter Dec 2023 #3
I hope the Sackler family is on that list, also Alex Jones too FakeNoose Dec 2023 #4
Publishing their names would be like the Panama Papers. rubbersole Dec 2023 #6
Here's the Justice Department's announcement. It's a deferred prosecution agreement. ancianita Dec 2023 #7
Banks can hide anything bucolic_frolic Dec 2023 #8
A lot of it ended up in Stalin's hands DFW Dec 2023 #12
That amount of money - out of the banking system and off the books - could fund almost anything /nt bucolic_frolic Dec 2023 #16
It was on the record, at least for a while. DFW Dec 2023 #19
banks shouldnt get these defered prosecution or no contets deals moonshinegnomie Dec 2023 #9
Why defunding the government is a rethugs priority JT45242 Dec 2023 #10
See? What'ja don't get is that society is made up of makers and takers. Makers make things happen and 3Hotdogs Dec 2023 #11
As a resident LittleGirl Dec 2023 #13
$50m on $5b? Sounds like .... 10%?? Very low live love laugh Dec 2023 #14
1 percent cotdom Dec 2023 #18
It literally pays to break the law. Republicanism in a nutshell. live love laugh Dec 2023 #20
So who is going to jail for this? John Shaft Dec 2023 #15
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