Comment: Concern of Laundered Money?

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Concern of Laundered Money?

"Cyprus facilitates money laundering by generously granting citizenship to wealthy foreigners. Up to 80 Russian oligarchs gained access to the common European market this way, according to intelligence reports."

It makes no sense - the illegal money in the system was just legitimized for a 10% surcharge and is now effectively clean and the citzens pay 10% just because... ? Why couldn't they just seize money from the targeted "dirty accounts"?

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo