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How does money laundering work? - Delena D. Spann

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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.

___________ was convicted of tax evasion in the 1930’s.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Delena D. Spann
  • Director Juan M. Urbina
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animator Richard Plata, Jose Moreno
  • Character Designer Richard Plata
  • Illustrator Jose Moreno, Karlos Velasquez
  • Compositor Fermin Mulett
  • Sound Designer Camilo Vega
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Adrian Dannatt

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