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Old 06-24-2016, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Chihuahua View Post
The launderer is basically buying the unsold liquor from the bartender, who then gives him back a chunk of the money. The bartender makes some profit, even if it is less money than he would have if he sold the liquor at market price. The launderer gets to spend his newly clean money, even if he has lost some of it, so they both walk away happy.
You basically got it, but the point you're missing is that the launderer is the bartender. Criminals buy or start cash-intensive businesses precisely so they can use them to launder ill-gotten gains and make them appear legitimate.

If you want to level up, you also buy the liquor store. Then you can start generating phantom bottles for your phantom shots.