What type of prison would the US authorities put us in, Michael from Office Space?
We get caught laundering money, we're not going to white-collar resort prison... No, no, no. We're going to federal pound me in the ass prison.
And not only that - before you even saw the inside of your cell, forensic accountants would blast through your finances like a plague of locusts, stripping every penny you ever owned and couldn't account for. They'd take your house and your car and your kids' college fund and leave you without a pair of boxer shorts to cover your criminal nutsack, if they could, and if your wife had any expensive jewellery - a penchant for diamond rings, say - then she'd be lucky to keep her digits.
If the Americans caught you or I laundering cash for drug dealers, we'd be flattened like roadkill by the turbo-charged juggernaut of the US justice system and the best lawyers you could buy would be no help at all.
What happened to HSBC, after they admitted taking actual cases full of money from real-life, actual gangsters? The company paid a fine.
Note how that's the company paying that fine, not the men and women who actually laundered all the money for the drug lords. Not one of those people got a day in prison, of either the white collar or ass-pounding variety.
I raise this anecdote just so you can bear it in mind, the next time you read one of those Why must the Commies persecute the poor bank for doing its job pieces, and to illustrate exactly how the authorities would go about launching a real campaign of brutal persecution, if they so chose.