The Laundrymen has ratings and 12 reviews. Jeffrey Robinson has written what nearly amounts to a textbook on the transformation of ill-gotten gains. 15 Jul BOOK REVIEW / Cleaning up with the international banks: The laundrymen – Jeffrey Robinson: Simon & Schuster pounds And who are the laundrymen? As Jeffrey Robinson proves in this blistering and up-to-the-minute expose, they are not the gun-toting Mafiosi of cliche; they are.

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Only complaint someone may have is the deluge of information but personally I don’t mind being flooded by facts so four outta five. Evan Gorman rated it really liked it Apr 13, Natale rated it liked it Aug 12, Stewart Harbinson rated it really liked it May 25, Oct 02, Ryan Bacek rated it really liked it.

It agrees with a lot of what I’ve read elsewhere and what I’ve learned about the world in the past 65 years. Some political action committees PACs have used dirty money, if unwittingly, to help elect politicians and then to keep them in office.

The book is well written, and easy to read. Somehow the money has to be taken out of illegal drugs the way it was with alcohol. Robinson is clearly visible in details of various scams pulled off by druglords, smugglers, bankers, lawyers and accountants. And who are the laundrymen? Robinson scripted and hosted several television documentaries, including one for the BBC[11] [12] and another for Arte in France and Germany. Want to Read saving…. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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From drug traffickers to CIA, the book had not spared anyone. He has been described by the British Bankers’ Association as “the world’s leading financial crime author”. Money laundering has been a major part of the American criminal landscape since the days of its patron saint, Meyer Lansky. Marek Rogala rated it it was amazing Dec 01, The Laundrymen gets to the root of the problem and has become the laundryemn book on the thr.


I guess I should look at the version of this book, but I’d really like an update; it’s more than 10 years out of date. I have never found accounting or taxes to be fascinating subjects, and this book is pretty light on any preaching about the wrongness of hiding laundryken from taxing entities.

Charged with running a press and public relations office for five generals at the height of the Vietnam War, he hosted a weekly talk show, scripted and directed several film projects, wrote short stories for national magazines and moonlighted as a disc jockey on local radio. Also clear but more between the lines is the fact that the criminal money launderers, as well as the drug traffickers, are enabled by industrial and financial segments of the advanced economies that are str Although this was published twenty years ago init is by no means outdated.

Retrieved 17 July Preview — The Laundrymen by Jeffrey Robinson. Watergate was essentially a money-laundering operation; so was Irangate. However, although alcohol still leads to traffic fatalities, ruined lives and families, and increased medical costs, the degree seems no more than it was during Prohibition. The Conglomeration of International Organized Crime”.

Retrieved 8 July In it, Robinson described the disturbing lengths that transnational organized criminals go in order to build multi-national corporations; [14] explained why organized crime is the major beneficiary of globalization; [15] and claimed that transnational organized criminals have become the most powerful special interest group on the planet. It finally just got too repetitive and I couldn’t make myself finish the last few chapters.

The New Laundrymen by Jeffrey Robinson

Between the two unfairy tales lie many controversial moments when money was washed and business jeffrry done peculiarly. As a textbook for money laundering, it fails miserably; everyone they write about got caught though some lasted a good launddymen time. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Inhe wrote his first “as told to” with an old college friend, Joseph Petro: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


This article lacks ISBNs for the books listed in it. It reveals many a secret and undresses various politicians, lawyers, bankers, bureaucrats and tycoons who chessed the money transaction and accoladed their efforts. As Jeffrey Robinson proves in this blistering and up-to-the-minute expose, they are not the gun-toting Mafiosi of cliche; they are white-collar accountants, lawyers, and bankers – certified professionals who use sophisticated systems of layering, loopholes in banking laws, and professional privilege to do their dirty work.

He conceived and wrote the pilot for the British crime drama series, Tightropefor Yorkshire Television. Just when I thought being a gujju I know enough about the money laundering to hold my own, I came across the book that infused much needed dose of humbleness in me. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Five years later he published another book in this series: Dirk rated it it was ok Nov 26, This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification.

Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat The author just describes the struggles on both sides, and the outcomes. Lists with This Book.

Mar 28, Yatin Patel rated it really liked it.