The New Laundrymen by Jeffrey Robinson

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it really is virtually twenty-five years considering Jeffrey Robinson wrote the bestseller The Laundrymen. In these heady days of the early Nineteen Nineties, the USA used to be cocaine saturated; white powder used to be pouring into Britain, the town of London was once a cesspool of soiled funds, and approximately $300 billion worthy of ill-gotten money used to be circling the globe, trying to get fresh. this day the us remains to be cocaine saturated, white powder maintains to pour into Britain, and now greater than $1 trillion worthy of ill-gotten funds is circling the globe, seeking to get fresh. the place did all of it pass wrong?
  Start with the town of London, that is, greater than ever, a cesspool of soiled funds. it all started with drug cash and is now awash with the receipts of political and company corruption. Now throw within the destruction successive governments have performed to British legislations enforcement and Parliament’s proclivity for conversing an outstanding video game, yet doing subsequent to not anything to prosecute the money launderers.
  Ripping the scab off Britain’s dismal checklist by way of soiled funds, The New Laundrymen takes readers deep contained in the HSBC scandal, all around the Panama Papers (Robinson used to be the writer who initially outed the Panamanian legal professionals Mossack & Fonseca in 1998), and in to $50 million worthy of drug funds that sat in an account in London, till it was once finally back to the cash launderer. He explains how a blue-chip enterprise laundered fraud cash for the Italian mob and the way the Commonwealth Islands dwell off soiled cash, he sings praises for the single offshore island that made up our minds adequate was once sufficient and he unearths why the world’s dictators – from Egypt’s Mubarak to Libya’s Gaddafi – love London simply because their sons have regularly been welcome right here to mattress down the loot their fathers stole from their nationwide treasuries.
  Just as he did twenty-five years in the past, Jeffrey issues palms and names names, turning the highlight on Britain’s ‘gatekeepers’ – the attorneys, bankers, accountants, corporation formation brokers and agents dwelling here – who proceed to make large earnings within the world’s 3rd biggest company: funds laundering.
 

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