Everything Richie did was to troll Tony. That's why he hit Beansie up as soon as he got out. There were probably all kinds of people who owed him money. But there was one who Tony laundered money through.
"...the successful annihilation of organized crime's subculture in America would rock the 'legitimate' world's foundation, which would ultimately force fundamental social changes and redistributions of wealth and power in this country. Meyer Lansky's dream was to bond the two worlds together so that one could not survive without the other." - Dan E. Moldea