Apparently a huge bank can launder billions of dollars of drug money, face no criminal prosecution and a fine that is "small enough not to shut down the business."If I, an attorney in a two man firm broke a $15,000 cash fee into two fees of less than $10,000 each in order to evade the federal reporting requirements, I would be indicted on felony charges, my attorney would be negotiating the number of years that I would serve, and there would be no concern about shutting down my firm and "hurting innocent employees."There have been lots of banks go out of business in recent years. The world didn't end.My solution would be this: They are suspected of laundering $7 billion in drug money. So fine them $14 billion and let them fight in court.I guarantee that's a better deal than any of us proles would get if we got caught money laundering drug money.
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