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The Sink By Jeffrey Robinson

The Sink by Jeffrey Robinson

Condition - Very Good
$22.99
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Summary

"The Money Sink" tells the how, when and why of criminal and terrorist money laundering, the murky and ultra-secret world where the line between legitimate business and crime vanishes.

The Sink Summary

The Sink: How the Real World Works - Terror, Crime and Dirty Money by Jeffrey Robinson

"The Money Sink" tells the how, when and why of criminal and terrorist money laundering, the murky and ultra-secret world where the line between legitimate business and crime vanishes. In 1994, when Jeffrey Robinson, author of "The Laundrymen", first brought to the world's attention the problems of dirty money - revealing how otherwise legitimate lawyers, bankers, accountants and even governments were helping drug traffickers hide the proceeds of their crimes - he labelled money laundering the world's third largest business, estimating that at any given time there was around $300 billion circling the globe, looking to get clean. Now, in the sequel to "The Laundrymen", Robinson calculates that the dirty money business has doubled in less than ten years and is ever more sophisticated (law enforcement and concerned governments flounder in its wake) - and he lays the blame on the offshore world. In an eye-opening piece of investigative journalism, Robinson reveals the state of the art of business-as-crime worldwide. As vast profits are turned into seemingly legitimate money, lawyers, bankers, accountants, brokers and governments have sold out to the mob and terrorists learn the lessons too and use Western financial networks to finance attacks on those same systems.

The Sink Reviews

The author of the bestselling The Laundrymen (1994) reveals that the dirty money business has doubled in value since he wrote that classic expos . Terrorists and organised crime are even more adept than they once were at exploiting the world's money markets for their own illegal ends and leaving governments and law enforcement stumped for ways to stop them. New technology and advances in IT have made it easier, not harder, for terrorists and criminals to launder cash, notably through offshore banking where rules and regulations are lax and difficult to police. Still a headline-grabbing story and bound to drum up plenty of publicity.

Additional information

GOR001087437
9781841196824
1841196827
The Sink: How the Real World Works - Terror, Crime and Dirty Money by Jeffrey Robinson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown Book Group
2003-09-25
288
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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