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The next myth is the fabulous numbered account. I always say as a joke, that I have yet to come across a bank account that does not have a number.
Rafael Trujillo, for example, made off with an estimated $140 million from the Dominican Republic; Juan Peron stuffed at least $140 million into Swiss accounts: Haile Selassie's legendary $6 billion hoard may be grossly exaggerated, but he was still able to withdraw $600 million from his own accounts to help finance Ethiopia's war with Somalia: the Shah of Iran and Mobuto Sese Seko of Zaire managed to expatriate huge amounts of cash to numbered accounts in Europe.
He was charged five years ago with helping about 17,000 Americans to conceal USD20bn in numbered accounts at the bank.
Are numbered accounts loopholes for criminals to hide illegally obtained fund?