How to launder money

You never know. This might be useful information someday. Like when a shopping bag full of money winds up on your doorstep.

The Straight Dope: How would I go about laundering money?

You sure as hell don't just spend it â.. Al Capone learned that the hard way when he was convicted of tax evasion. Modern bad guys understand that when large sums are involved, it's important to make the loot appear to have been legally acquired. Money laundering accomplishes this in three steps: (1) getting the money into the financial system, called "placing," (2) moving it around to hide the illegal taint, or "layering," and (3) commingling it with legitimate funds, known as "integrating."

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