If you are a criminal mastermind, one thing you could do is go to law school, get good grades, get hired at a big M&A law firm, work 100-hour weeks on big deals, and eventually try wiring yourself the money that was meant to pay for a merger. There are many downsides to this approach, including that when you are surreptitiously changing the deal documents you are doing it from your office, and if someone notices you will get arrested. A better criminal-mastermind approach might be to find an exhausted M&A lawyer working to close a deal and try to trick her into wiring you the money. Sometimes that works!
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