What was Daniel "Dan" Wachsberger charged with in Breaking Bad, and what was the evidence?
In Say My Name we see Dan in the middle of an 'awkward moment', with Steve Gomez and two other DEA agents looking on from the doorway. The suitcase full of money is open on the table to his right, a deposit box tray is in his hands, and one open deposit box can be seen behind him (there were a number open at that moment).
I'm guessing the audience was supposed to presume he was charged with (at the very least) money laundering, or some similar related charge. What I don't understand is how a bunch of money and him apparently depositing that money was proof of him being involved in the money laundering.
After all, surely (occasionally) a lawyer gets instructions from a client 'If X happens, deposit money in Y'. I would imagine there is nothing inherently illegal in that. Or is there? (I'm Australian, and not that familiar with Australia's laws on such matters, let alone those of the U.S.)
The woman who worked for the bank had (the first time he came) been quite chatty and friendly, but the 2nd visit she obviously knew what was about to happen to him, and was much more reticent and subdued about his gift. Was a bank officer supposed to be present when safe deposit boxes are accessed? That would explain the look of 'immediate guilt' he had on his face when he saw them, but would that (alone) land him in jail?
Another thing I couldn't determine (that might or might not be related) was whose names the deposit boxes were in. Were they in the name of the recipient (or a person trusted by them)?
This all seems extra strange in that when Mike was challenged over the $2 million in a cash deposit box for his grand-daughter he (gritted his teeth) shrugged and denied any knowledge of it. Couldn't the lawyer have done much the same thing?
What that thing? I thought it was sloppy someone leaving so much money in an open bag in the deposit box room, but apart from ogling it a bit (and touching the case) it's nothing to do with me mister!