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The Laundromat

Now a film on Netflix, The Laundromat shows the hidden circulatory system flowing beneath the surface of global finance, carrying trillions of dollars from drug trafficking, tax evasion, bribery, and other illegal enterprises, in which the identities of the individuals who benefit from these activities are masked, aided by bankers, lawyers, and auditors who get paid to look the other way. Based on the leaked Panama Papers from disgraced law firm Mossack Fonseca, and other investigations, Bernstein shows how shell companies operate, how they allow the superwealthy and celebrities to escape taxes, and how they provide cover for illicit activities on a massive scale by crime bosses and corrupt politicians across the globe.