In the episode Kafkaesque (S03E09), Saul gives advice to Jesse to buy the Spa saloon to help him laundering money.

The idea can probably work, but Jesse will still have to explain how he bought a Spa that costed a few hundred thousand dollars, just after buying a 400k$ house.

Wouldn't the IRS find this situation suspicious, especially if Jesse's legit job cover is just a laundromatic job?

  • Related - movies.stackexchange.com/questions/93532/… – Paulie_D Oct 7 '19 at 10:12
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    One might wonder how buying a $400k house in cash wouldn't trigger those same flags – Kai Qing Oct 9 '19 at 0:09
  • @KaiQing IANA but it seems normal in US to walk around with bags of cash and buy cars, houses... – Silver Bebs Oct 9 '19 at 5:30
  • Sadly, i think this is simply expected to be explained away by Saul doing some legal magic to make it all look legitimate. – DustinDavis Oct 11 '19 at 15:44

Jesse "purchased" his house through Saul, who very likely used a shell company to do so. Saul is known to use tactics such as this for personal use in his many schemes for example he requests payments to a company called Ice Station Zebra as to not directly associate himself with them. So while Jesse is living in that house it is unlikely he used his own name on the title. In the case of the Spa that tactic may have been used again, or he very well may have been able to get a small business loan for the down payment, which for most people is possible and avoids suspicion.

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