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Yes, you can withdrawal the funds and that is totally legal.
I am wondering if you are actually asking about whether you have to pay taxes on the money if you withdrawal it. Is that what you are asking?
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You could just wire transfer the money from a bank down there and a bank in the US.
If the receiving bank asks you, you can honestly tell them it is money you earned in C.R.
A bank receiving a wire transfer rarely asks about the source of funds, it assumes that funds already in a bank account are safe to accept. This bank does not ask about the source of the funds in the foreign account and lets you order foreign wire transfers over an automatic telephone system.
I hope this information is helpful.
Was this sports betting or games of chance?
On line sports betting is illegal but moving your winnings to the US is not illegal. The bank I linked to will not ask about the source of the funds if you order a wire transfer through their telephone system.
You already broke the law by betting on sports, and you can be charged with money laundering whether you do wire transfers, checks, money orders or any other type of transfer, see
Money laundering has a 5 year statute of limitations.
Declaring the money as income and paying tax on it is advisable and would prevent you from being charged with tax fraud.
Lawyers are not allowed to advise someone on how to get away with a crime.
It is not illegal but concealing the source of the money is a type of money laundering. When the bank does not ask for the source of the funds, you are not concealing anything.
If they ask you do not have to tell them anything. But they are not likely to ask.
Yes you can say that.