Originally Posted by zjpj83
What could you buy though? There is so much anti-money laundering legislation now, I doubt you could walk into any exotic car dealer, jewelry shop, etc. and throw down a few hundred grand in cash and buy anything.
Yet somehow these guys still have yachts, massive plantations, and garages full of exotics. Maybe in the US with the SS-like IRS it's more difficult, but elsewhere I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of bribing the right people. Once your money is in the system it becomes easier to move around. Even normally secretive countries like those in Panama will open up their files if there's a strong money-laundering case against someone. Even so, it's rarely the money-laundering that gets them. You probably know this but money-laundering cases in general are extremely difficult to prosecute outside of the US.
Anyway, if nothing else, 270 mil buys you a ton of Grade A poon for the rest of your life, and that is worth something imo.