It's entirely possible what's happening in panel one is very close to actual original Tomb Raider canon, which delights me.
If nothing else, bills were made to fall around someone live on camera to make a point to Lara. Was it minions dropping them? Was there a device of some sort? If so, where did they get it? Was it custom made? Did they rehearse the sales pitch before going live?
I have a lot of questions.