Ill-gotten money never helps anyone

via Daily Prompt: Fortune

No doubt a robber, a thief or a corrupt politician earns a fortune in his life time. But does the ill-gotten money help him or his descendants? Certainly not. The robber buries the loot in some unknown spot in a forest before his life ends in the noose. The pirate hides his fortune in an unchartered island and dies in a sea-battle. The politician deposits his money in a secret bank account in a tax haven and dies without disclosing his account number to his near and dear ones – if there are any. Does the man who unearths the fortune from an unexpected burial spot enjoy the treasure? No, he doesn’t. As per rule, the government is entitled to claim the buried treasure.


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