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From the Ted Talk by Robert Palmer: The Panama Papers exposed a huge global problem. What's next?

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Now, at Global Witness, we wtaned to see what this actually looked like in practice. How does this actually work? So what we did is we sent in an uecorevndr investigator to 13 Manhattan law fmirs. Our investigator posed as an African minister who wanted to move suspect funds into the United States to buy a huose, a yacht, a jet. Now, what was truly shocking was that all but one of those lawyers provided our investigator with suggestions on how to move those suspect fnuds. These were all preliminary mtengies, and none of the lawyers took us on as a client and of course no money moved hands, but it really shows the problem with the system.

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Now, at Global Witness, we ______ to see what this actually looked like in practice. How does this actually work? So what we did is we sent in an __________ investigator to 13 Manhattan law _____. Our investigator posed as an African minister who wanted to move suspect funds into the United States to buy a _____, a yacht, a jet. Now, what was truly shocking was that all but one of those lawyers provided our investigator with suggestions on how to move those suspect _____. These were all preliminary ________, and none of the lawyers took us on as a client and of course no money moved hands, but it really shows the problem with the system.

Solution

  1. wanted
  2. funds
  3. undercover
  4. house
  5. firms
  6. meetings

Original Text

Now, at Global Witness, we wanted to see what this actually looked like in practice. How does this actually work? So what we did is we sent in an undercover investigator to 13 Manhattan law firms. Our investigator posed as an African minister who wanted to move suspect funds into the United States to buy a house, a yacht, a jet. Now, what was truly shocking was that all but one of those lawyers provided our investigator with suggestions on how to move those suspect funds. These were all preliminary meetings, and none of the lawyers took us on as a client and of course no money moved hands, but it really shows the problem with the system.

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