A shell company is considered to be an incorporated company with no independent operations, significant assets, ongoing business activities, or employees. Shell companies tend to be…holding companies.
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To launder money, the shell company purports to perform some service that would reasonably require its customers to often pay with cash.
The launderer then deposits the money with the shell company, which deposits it into its business bank accounts. The company then creates fake invoices and receipts to account for the cash. Such transactions create the appearance of legitimacy and clean money.
The shell company can then make withdrawals and either return the money to the initial criminal or pass the money on to further shell companies before returning it to further disguise who initially deposited the money.
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