Friday, June 29, 2007

Suspicion of Money Laundering


Dear Legalpub,

The house next door to me has many people coming and going, with many of the neighbors concerned with what is going on there. There are nearly always three black vehicles parked outside with tinted windows, a Mercedes S Class, a Cadillac SUV and a BMW worth probably $200k or more. The home cost them around $1.2 million. One of the women who lives there also works at the local bank as an assistant manager of teller operations. The home is listed in the real estate records as owned by a single woman with the last name of "T****". One neighbor who lives across the street from this home thinks they are in the business of money laundering, based on the expensive vehicles and many people coming and going, and bank connections. Should I report this unusual activity to the police or FBI? I have no proof that anything illegal is going on, but we are all concerned. I would prefer to remain anonomous so they don't come knocking on my door.


First, ever since the Chungs who ran the day cleaner/laundry got sued by Judge Pearson over some missing pants, there is a strong presumption in favor of a laundry business being in the right. Second, based on what you describe, there is no evidence of money laundering. In fact it sounds more like the oldest profession known to man... and that is legal in Nevada. Finally, the FBI are employed to investigate those things on its own. By doing the FBI's job for them, you run the risk of increasing their anxiety concerning job security. No one wants some one showing them up when it comes to how they do their job. In sum, relax. At least your neighbors are clean and their friends have good taste in automobiles. Unless you hear gun shots or see bodies being burried in shallow graves, sit back and take comfort in the fact that the cars that come and go are not old, loud, rusty cars like the type Ian Coburn drives. legalpub@legalpub.net

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could just be day traders, man. Nothing illegal about that as long as they pay taxes.

Anonymous said...

Cool. Your email link for suggested topics? Great idea.

Legal Pub said...

legalpub@legalpub.net

I check it a couple times a week.

Anonymous said...

I think he should turn their a*s in and let the chips fall where they may

Anonymous said...

Even better hire Michelle Wright(story up above) to drive by with a few gang members and spray the nice cars with shotgun pellets. No one with a nice car will park at your neighbors any more...


Sammy

Anonymous said...

Use surveilance video of the property. You can get the cameras and recorder for less then $1000. Record the illegal activity. Then anonymously send the tape to authorities. It worked for me.

Private Eye Wanna Be

Anonymous said...

Surveilance is the way to go dude.

Anonymous said...

In this case, the expensive cars belong to the neighbors who live there, not visitors.

I'm not sure videotape of the people coming and going will mean anything to authorities. I might turn them in, just not sure if this can be done anonymously.

Anonymous Neighbor

Ms. Calabaza said...

. . . turn them in for what?

Anonymous said...

Money tends to get dirty and germy. What is wrong with cleaning it up a little?


Abby

Anonymous said...

California Surfer Dude said...

I know all about money laundering. I have done it myself. For some reason, I just about always forget to take my change out of my pocket before I wash my pants.


Surfer Dude ( A real life John from Cincinnati for you HBO fans.)

Anonymous said...

The drama continues, with a new BMW showing up this week and driven by the residents. And while no men live in the home normally, several stopped by earlier today in another day of suspicious activity. I will keep watching them and turn them in eventually for suspected money laundering. Assets like cars are frequently used to clean money.

tony said...

Hey, I know a little about the subject. But where is the beef? You got nothing. This is just speculation. They may be an independently wealthy family. They may own a used car dealership.

Who knows? But just because they have new nice cars and only a woman lives there... that amounts to nothing.

Tony

Anonymous said...

Ok, one last time I will explain the suspicious nature of this house. I showed this to another neighbor tonight who doubted anything was wrong, and now he understands my concern. These people have lived here for 6 months. They own a new Mercedes S55 AMG which has an invoice cost of $118k. They also have a new Cadillac Escalade SUV with invoice of $52k. They also have a BMW 328 with invoice of $32k that has been there a week, replacing another brand new BMW (forgot what model that was). None of these cars have license plates, and it will be interesting to see if they are gone before they get plates. Does anyone have neighbors with this many new cars of different makes that don't stay around long enough for license plates?

Legal Pub said...

How do you know they own the cars? What source did you use to verify the title? If the cars are titled and not licensed, then report them to the police. It is not legal to drive motor vehicles without plates.

On the other hand, if they are dealer owned cars, they need only dealer temporary plates.

You must also have additional information that you have not shared. For example, how do you know that she can not afford these cars? Is her only source of income her day job?

If she has other sources of income and does not report it on her taxes, she can be investigated by the IRS for tax fraud. The IRS has anonymously tip line that can be used to report your suspicion.

california Surfer dude said...

So Dude? Is it me you are surveiling? I don't have the rightious transportation and I am not a woman (but my hair is long).

But I do wanna be a film star so if it is me you are watching... Film away


Surfer Dude

Legal Pub said...

Best yet, contact the anonymous IRS tip line. The IRS put Al Capone away on failure to pay taxes. If the neighbors are money laundering, they are subject to the wrath of the IRS.

Anonymous said...

In the end, it is all a WASH...

Anonymous said...

Sick Obama and his tax loving regime on them!

Anonymous said...

Obama will be happy to redistribute this money plus sum!