Yes, I'll vote "money laundering", too.
Although, I vaguely remember an old game show, on either the Crushed Dwarf channel or the one with the pliers. Hmmm - I can't remember. But I do remember that Mrs. Presky was offered either a bag or a chance to beat out the rhythm on the drums. She chose the bag. Then complained.
"Why - this is a bag of sh*t."
"But it's really great sh*t, Mrs. Presky."
Somehow, I think $23k for a CD must be related to some Beat The Reaper game show.