I started helping out my friend's business a couple of months ago as a part-time worker. He's been paying me hourly through square. Couple of days ago he told me that he'll be sending me $6500 from the company and just send it back to the company through quickpay. I'm wondering what this could possibly be for, if its for tax reasons or money laundering or anything. I'm asking here because when i asked him he just told me not to worry about it.
Edit: He sent me the $6500 as a square payroll. Dumb me tried sending $2000 to him already, which caused my bank account to be locked. I called the bank and explained the situation and they unlocked my account after telling me to just be sure he's someone I can trust.
Also, I just texted him saying I don't wanna be involved so I'll just tell my bank to reverse the transaction. His response was "Oh it's for xx's E2 visa". This xx guy is kind of a key person to the business and the closest I've been working with. He has a degree and some experience in the field. Without this guy they'll probably have to close their business. They've been telling me that his visa is expiring soon so they are working on some documents for him to get an E2 visa.
By the way this business was started by a group of friends of mine this year. I just started helping them out a few months ago while searching for a full time job. They're all new to this. If it's a crime, I don't think that they really understand what they're doing. They have a pretty good reputation in the city as well and the reason I'm using the words "business" and such without getting into detail is just my amateur attempt to be as anonymous as possible so that this post won't hurt their business in any way. I'm not trying to back them up. Crime is crime. Just wanted to share some more information.
Also I don't really need advice on whether to keep my friendship or not. I'm gonna admit he's not really a close friend of mine. But that's not really what I'm asking. I just wanna know what his exact intentions could be and what kind of trouble I could be in.
Also also I never really post in these forums so I'm sorry about my noobness.