Friday, April 02, 2010
It probably only seems blogworthy to me, because this happened only a mile or two from my residence, but I thought I would share:
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal funds were discovered inside and buried on the grounds of a Montgomery County mansion Wednesday afternoon, sources tell NBC Philadelphia.I really think that organized crime types need to put more effort into methods of hiding or laundering their cash than simply watching re-runs of "The Sopranos," when Tony hides his currency next to his pool (which didn't even fool his wife). Has this guy never heard of the Cayman Islands? Heck, for 5%, I would have sailed it down there for him, sleeping next to the plastic-wrapped currency in the V-berth.
More than a dozen federal, state and local investigators searched the sprawling property located along the 1600 block of Stockton Road in Jenkintown, Pa.
The search was conducted as part of a nationwide money laundering and financial crimes investigation, sources say.
Money was first found inside the home and then buried outside under landscaping, sources say. After finding the buried cash, authorities called in a construction backhoe to dig for more in the front and back yards of the mansion.
I love the part of the clip where the neighbor says how nice they seemed. That is apparently a requirement in every story that runs on local TV news when the topic is crime in an otherwise good neighborhood.