So whether you transfer $100,000 once or 10 transactions of $9,999, the Feds will have no trouble picking you out of a line up.
According to the Associated Press, this investigation began with a suspicious activity report on Spitzer. The Wall Street Journal reported that Spitzer’s transactions looked like they were kept below $10,000 to avoid federal reporting rules. This behavior to avoid the $10,000 threshold also helps the Feds find strange behavior, say 150 transactions between $7,000 and $9,000. The Journal notes:
I wonder how many other high-level government officials are waiting for something to come out of this... This kind of stuff has been going on for thousands of years.
The Credit Market tanks, the Fed releases $200 billion dollars in a TAF, and a more permanent auction "loan" against illiquid debts, the markets still struggle, and the news is focused on politics as usual.