Female White-Collar Crime Divas-Mordern Day Thieves
Today’s Crime Diva, Michele Lasso, would definitely be one of the first, the want to be president, Donald Trump would throw out the country because she is a now a criminal from Panama. However, he don’t have to, the judge has banned her from the USA for assisting in laundering $8 million for an international gambling ring that “includes two Albany County jail officers”. Yes, don’t be naive there are many bad officers in the ranks.
Ms. Lasso, holds a “master’s degree” in financial markets pleaded guilty to conspiracy [Remember what I told you about conspiracy – “you don’t have to agree to be a part of a crime to be convicted of the crime.”] According to court records, Ms. Lasso controlled bank accounts, credit cards, and wire transfers for a global sports betting ring. Ms. Lasso transferred gambling proceeds to Panama, Andorra, and the Cayman Islands, and set up two sham entities known as Nigel Holdings Inc. and Nigel Holding S.A. The government caught her on wiretaps talking with the ringleader Mr. Gurian via Skype. [Yeap, there free sites are not private.] In one of the conversation, Ms. Lasso said was moving $4 million from a gambling website to a Panamanian bank.
Judge D’Agostino didn’t buy that Ms. Lasso didn’t understand what was going on,” and sent her packing in the custody of federal immigration agents.
Mr. Gurian ran between 40 and 50 offshore websites. Bettors received passwords and login codes for gambling websites that took a 10 percent fee on all bets. Mr. Gurian with the help of Ms. Lasso laundered at least $8 million in proceeds. He had bookies working for him in New York, Boston, New Hampshire, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Texas, California and Las Vegas, as well as the United Kingdom, Jamaica, Russia, Holland, Mexico and Panama.
DeVine note: Greed continues to consume us. The thirst for material things is leading us to forgo our moral codes, but at what cost? Can you image thrown out of a country with a newborn baby, your husband, and family having to uproot their lives to go because they love and want to be with you?
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