Dirty Dealing: The Untold Truth about Global Money Laundering, International Crime and Terrorism

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2003 - Business & Economics - 273 pages
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`Entertaining, well written and well presented.`

JOHN MULQUEEN, The Irish Times

`Paints an alarming picture of the power and scale of today`s crooked and corrupt financial world. Lilley has done his homework.`


`[Peter Lilley is] the leading British money laundering expert.`


`Paints an alarming picture.`


Over US$1.5 trillion in 'dirty' money is washed and moved around the world every year, much of it by organized crime syndicates grossing more than many developed economies. And amazingly all the facilities you need to launder money can be bought off the Internet.

Dirty Dealing is the first book to truly expose the awesome scale and scope of global money laundering and its infiltration into the world's legitimate business structures. Peter Lilley lifts the lid on this murky and frightening underworld to reveal how highly organized and sophisticated criminal organizations and terrorist groups are seriously undermining the economies of many countries, their financial systems, governments and businesses. Full of incredible stories, facts and figures, it has been extensively revised and includes information on:

the funding of international terrorism;

major national and international criminal groups;

the impact of the Internet and 'cyber laundering';

anti-money laundering strategies for all types of businesses.

A shocking and eye-opening account, Dirty Dealing is the first book to show how the proceeds of global organized crime are laundered throughout the world's banking systems to emerge without a hint of a stain, and more than likely into your bank account or pocket.


Preface: My beautiful launderette

1. In the beginning...

2. The nth largest global business activity

3. The nearest thing to alchemy

4. Lost in the wash: the business of money laundering

5. Complete anonymity

6. Washed in space: cyber laundering in the 21st century

7. The laundering of terror

8. Whiter than white: the official response

9. Coming clean: preventative strategies for business

10. The final spin

Appendix I: Country index

Appendix II: Web directory

Appendix III: Glossary of terms

References and further reading



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In the beginning
The nth largest global business activity
The nearest thing to alchemy
the business of money laundering
Complete anonymity
cyber laundering in the 21st century
The laundering of terror
the official response
preventative strategies for business
The final spin

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About the author (2003)

Peter Lilley

Peter Lilley has been involved in the prevention, detection and investigation of global business crime and money laundering for 20 years in a variety of senior roles. He has led a large number of successful projects all over the world and now advises a wide range of organizations on how to fight these growing problems through his firm, Proximal Consulting.

He is a fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Banking, a Certified Fraud Examiner and a member of the Institute of Professional Investigators. He is also the author of Dirty Dealing and Hacked, Attacked and Abused (both published by Kogan Page) and numerous other published articles. Much sought after on the international speaking circuit, he also makes frequent expert contributions to print and broadcast news media such as the BBC and CNN.

Proximal Consulting has offices in both the UK and Switzerland and its Web site (www.proximalconsulting.com) gives details of its activities and services and discusses current issues on business crime. Peter can be contacted at pl@proximalconsulting.com

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