Posts tagged crime

The crux of the “sharing economy” is that someone else’s property becomes yours for as long as you’re willing to pay for it, usually no questions asked. In the case of Airbnb, you’re going to miss out on room service, but in exchange for missing amenities, you get free reign of a stranger’s apartment, without regulation or oversight. This is terrific if you want to break the law.
Painting with several inscriptions and simbols [sic] with heavy orange (background), black and blue as predominant colors. On left superior corner, some sort of three-pointed crown in black with yellow and blue outlines; on right superior corner, a yellow star with black outlines; in the right inferior corner a shape that reminds a skull with blue, magenta, black and yellow outlines and lines.
Interpol seized Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Hannibal in a money-laundering sting. Here’s the agency’s description of the art.

Italian Mob Boss Arrested In Blow To Crime Syndicate.

"The syndicate also runs a vast trash-collection business, hauling waste from Italy’s wealthier north to illegal landfills around Naples."

Illegal landfills?

A woman being driven around in a rented limousine pulled up at a coat store and announced she’d won the lottery and would pay for everyone’s purchases, police said, but she ended up causing a riot when customers realized it was a hoax.
Because of this, many ultra-wealthy individuals who have chosen to become stateless now cruise outside coastal waters in their mega-yachts in the belief that if they stay on the move, tax authorities will not be able to catch up with them. One analyst who did not want to be named has estimated the number of stateless tax evaders amounted to a few thousand. This implies the quantity of money outside the grasp of global tax authorities could be trillions of dollars.
More US wealthy opt to surrender their citizenship, via Jay DeVoy. We of the mere petite bourgeoisie are not able to truly identify with the plight of the uber-rich. I think I hear the world’s smallest violin playing.