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How does money laundering work? - Delena D. Spann

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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-does-money-laundering-work-delena-d-spann Money laundering is the term for any process that “cleans” illegally obtained funds of their “dirty” criminal origins, allowing them to be used within the legal economy. And the practice is about as old as money itself. But how does it actually work? Delena D. Spann describes the ins and outs of money laundering. Lesson by Delena D. Spann, animation by Juan M. Urbina.
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Nay Aye (5 days ago)
2:37 its free real estate
B. G. (19 days ago)
Marty Byrde taught me how to launder money.
Pxndx Lunx (21 days ago)
I'll take 1 million to go please.
Rohan Kommuri (23 days ago)
4:14 is that Donald Trump?
Christopher Crepon (25 days ago)
It doesn't exist. Cash legally and lawfully belongs to it's holders by default regardless of how it was obtained.
YoungBlaze (28 days ago)
INH (29 days ago)
Swiss : Hold my beer
tudorjason (1 month ago)
I wonder why it took so long for money laundering to become a crime on its own.
podcast ofnosleep (1 month ago)
Whos here after seeing the Ozarks
Drew Taylor (1 month ago)
Shoutout all my future Money Launderers 😂
Raynell Holmes (1 month ago)
The Ozarks brought me here.
sibsbubbles (1 month ago)
Great video. I especially liked the little clothespins flying in/snapping down at the beginning and the sound they got for them.
Akrital Entertainment (1 month ago)
And they wonder why the system is all fudged up...
paul06660 (1 month ago)
After watching this, now I know the reason a local guy, known for years to be dirt poor, set up a really nice laundromat out of nowhere in one of our ghettos.
louididdy (1 month ago)
Love the style of the animation!
Henrik Hubert (1 month ago)
Hello FBI!
Matt 32 (1 month ago)
Anyone else come here from Wolf of Wall Street
Austan May (1 month ago)
Cat Guy (1 month ago)
I have 3 million dollars to laundr plz help
Todd Schultz (1 month ago)
And here I thought you put in a Washing Machine and after the cycle it was clean
RCKouba salah (1 month ago)
And we have to work 5am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday
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Ale Vlogs (1 month ago)
Jhardel Ingham (1 month ago)
After watching Narcos, I have a way better understanding. Thanks!
Al Barleta (1 month ago)
Fergal Downes (1 month ago)
Hello buddy, pretty cool account that you have here. Thank you.
Steppin On My Toes (1 month ago)
You put it on delicate with warm water and then you leave it out too dry ..
Rodney Jackson (1 month ago)
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Sisi Gonzie (1 month ago)
I thought its "how to make money in laundy business" coz im planning to build a laundry shop in the future
Carlos Saavedra (1 month ago)
I love loooooved the animation style! Great homage to the animation in use during gangsters and film noir golden era. Great attention to detail from the audio, voice over and colors. Stylistic choice perfectly suited for the subject matter. Kudos to the animators 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
Lucho Portuano (1 month ago)
Clinton Foundation
isee you (1 month ago)
I thought the title said "Monkey Laundering"...
Stanley Chaney (1 month ago)
The Dark Net
Johnny Colino (1 month ago)
Those three guys at Initech could have benefited from this video a few years ago.
Bryson (2 months ago)
I’d love to be apart of that 100B
Marcel Rodriguez (2 months ago)
Give me a million dollars and ill show you 😂
kaiz n (2 months ago)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE these animations ! Keep them up! Reminds me of those nuclear war era government infomercials !
Javier Gonzalez (2 months ago)
Damn, and I can't get any fuc*** runoff.
alex droogy (2 months ago)
Why use Capone as the example. Use the Clinton Foundation instead. It is a more relevant example. Also now we have Civil Forfeiture as part of the "solution" to money laundering. How's THAT working out ? Pffffffff
Buddy Piper (2 months ago)
true money washing is never detected.
pc Juggalo (2 months ago)
So what does this have to do with me? lol
Carol Kiefer (2 months ago)
Assault your investors Lose your investors Mexico
Y'ALL (2 months ago)
Thanks for the tutorial!
Y'ALL (2 months ago)
Thanks for the tutorial!
Georgs Dziguns (2 months ago)
Jared Snider (2 months ago)
501 C 3
thegrandfinale2 (2 months ago)
"I can't believe what a bunch of nerds we are, we're looking up money laundering in a dictionary."
sunny moon (2 months ago)
Ozark brought me here. The cartoon made me stay. 😆
N2 B-1986 (2 months ago)
It's also been dubbed the phrase "Cooking The Books" if the business is a bit more relatable.
Tech help portal (2 months ago)
Collecting change from washing machines
uwu뢰스 (2 months ago)
yay time yo do laundry
Fuck You (2 months ago)
war is business for them who own us
Cheesey McCheese (2 months ago)
I love the Donald Trump part😂😂😂
Danky D (2 months ago)
0:36 thicc
KYC/AML laws are security theater.
Drestanto (2 months ago)
This is the best voice recording in ted-ed video
Highway46 Dave (2 months ago)
This is happening in Vancouver Canada. China is manipulating the housing market
Kyaiaia Kyaiaia (2 months ago)
government washes money it's fine when others do it it's a crime
BAR FARANG (2 months ago)
One source from the UN, said the only thing that kept the whole banking system, from collapsing during the GFC, was drug money.
Johnny Khomlately (2 months ago)
It's funny. I'm a financial advisor and we are required to take ongoing continuing education courses to remain licensed. Money Laundering is always at the top of the list because firms want to make sure their advisors know how to recognize suspicious activity, and to be able to avoid or report it. Anyways, every time I go through one of these classes I thank the instructor and say, "That's great information. Now I know how to launder money." Then I watch their face as they slowly realize what I've said, and then I let them know I'm joking. But every once in a while I get someone who just stares at me, nodding, not saying a word, with horror in their eyes.
Matthew Cheung (2 months ago)
The Death penalty doesn't mean anything unless you use it on people who ARE afraid to die! Like the bankers who launder the drug money! -Geroge Carlin
PATRICK McShane (2 months ago)
profits from crime should not be called earning.
Tomcat Tomcat (2 months ago)
Do that’s why Putin and trump hate the un The laundered money 💰
Tulsatom Bob (2 months ago)
Capone was a saint compared to the Organized Criminal Activites of the IRS and the International Banksters.
Deez Nuts (3 months ago)
Should have just used Trump's name instead of Al's.
im cool boi (3 months ago)
TheSeeohbewhy (3 months ago)
Ozark brought me here
Fearsome Fighter (3 months ago)
This is good so I don't Google it and be on some fbi watch list
Rukmani Dongre (3 months ago)
really really creative and fun way to spread knowledge , it bounded me till the end of the topic ,damn interesting👍👍 please teach programming languages in this way too 🙄🤔
Eddy Lwanga (3 months ago)
Great info. Thanks
One Man On Fire (3 months ago)
buy a car wash
The Steffley (3 months ago)
“He sees a young fella with a big fancy house, unlimited cash supply, and no job. Now what is the conclusion the tax man makes?” “I’m a drug dealer?” “Errrrrr. Million times worse: you’re a tax cheat!”
Ford LTD (3 months ago)
Is this sponsored by the Trump Administration
3PRNCPLS LLC (3 months ago)
All the people you vote for do it all the political so y y'all mad if criminals dont hide it but the ones luv and worship do shame on your ignorance
Robertson Tirado (3 months ago)
I bet one third of NYC businesses are laundering schemes.
Michael Faraday (3 months ago)
Grey Matters (3 months ago)
Most "mega-churches" are just money-changing facilities. That's part of the reason why Messianic religions are so easily mocked in the East. It's "just" business.
Charlie Cohen (3 months ago)
so they call it a crime when u do what they do
Charlie Cohen (3 months ago)
soooo who is the criminal, ist it the people who force me to use their paper as money, id rather use rocks
Charlie Cohen (3 months ago)
iraqi dinar revaluation
John Jordan (3 months ago)
Trump=casinos and real estate and charities.., Hmm..
SINGHIZHEM (3 months ago)
Clinton Foundation?
A B (3 months ago)
Money laundering is as old as money itself? Did you ever read anything about the history of money? What a joke xD
mixed emotion (3 months ago)
Great animation
bizhanwai my (3 months ago)
Najib is Down
Matthew Hutchinson (3 months ago)
What’s the efficiency? Like for every dollar you give in to the process, how much are you getting back? Like 75 cents back?
A A (3 months ago)
great presentation
TheEventHorizon (3 months ago)
“The most high profile instances of money laundering came from Major government officials” *Shows silhouette of DONALD TRUMP*
Mohammad Doctor (3 months ago)
Who else could totally relate this to The Ex Prime Minister of Pakistan, Miya Mohammad Nawaz Shareefs Family? 😂🇵🇰
ruzzell907 (3 months ago)
Janet Lim Napoles.
Faroskalin (3 months ago)
Who's the voice? So good.
Sebastian Gruszczynski (3 months ago)
everything about this video is brilliantly done, good job!
Muath Alotaibi (3 months ago)
Only amateur's do money laundry. Here in the the Middle East we prefer brain laundry. Much cheaper this way!
Nick Marsico (4 months ago)
Excellent content! This really helped build my understanding on this economic catastrophe, and it really helped out my essay that I'm working on!
AZDuffman (4 months ago)
Say you have a lot of illegal income. Find a cash business like a nail salon or laser tag field, those are ideal.
DORIAN PRIME (4 months ago)
I dont get it even if you launder it he still has massive wealth with no origin even if you invest it where did he get it to invest it in the first place wouldn't they be able to trace the initial bank deposits through the ledger?
Richard Kucklinski (4 months ago)
I made a living money laundering
Spentz Mane (4 months ago)
Dope visual
swaygfx (4 months ago)
I thought you actually put it in the machine
Tom My (4 months ago)
everyone launders money nowaday if you immigrate... It's pretty common lol

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