Introducing illegally obtained funds into the stream of legitimate commerce and finance allows criminals to profit from their illegal activity, undermines the financial system, and erodes public trust.
1. Supports criminal activity
When criminals profit from illegal activities, they can invest more money into the black-market economy and enable more crimes to be committed.
As we will find out later in this course, some but not all terrorist activities can be financed by laundered money and this is referred to as terrorism financing.
2. Undermines the financial system
Money laundering undermines the credibility and public confidence of financial institutions, creating further risk and concerns to the general public.
3. Erodes public trust
Illegal activities such as money laundering erodes public trust. It also decreases government revenue and weakens government control over the economy.
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