The Merger: The Conglomeration of International Organized Crime

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Overlook Press, 2000 - Social Science - 383 pages
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In the spring of 1990 some twenty men of different nationalities met for the first time in a massive hotel and leisure complex called The City Club on the outskirts of Vienna. The purpose of their meeting? They told hotel management that they were members of an organization called "The Italian Association" and that the subject of their meeting was how European countries could help South American countries develop their economies in Europe....

International crime has been the top headline grabber in recent months, and this is the only book that tells the inside story that until now only top CIA, Interpol, and other global crime fighters knew. In The Merger International crime expert and author of The Laundrymen Jeffrey Robinson uncovers the intricate network of connections between such infamous organized crime rings as the Sicilian Mafiosi, the Camorra from Naples, the Ndrangheta from Calabria, the Chinese Triads, the Russian, Hungarian, and Czech Republic "maffiyas", and organized crime groups from Columbia, Mexico, Nigeria, and Vietnam -- just to name a few. In this meticulously researched book, Robinson pinpoints the factors that led to these global crime cartels -- digital communication, world markets, the internet -- and reveals how they have changed the face of crime forever.

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An expert on international crime and author of the best-selling The LaundrymenDon the subject of money launderingDRobinson here turns his attention to global crime cartels, uncovering an intricate ... Read full review


Getting Connected
Detour Through the InBetween World
The Maffiya
The B Team
The Four Horsemen
Banking in New York
Remapping the Earth
Connecting in Cali
The New Melting Pot
The Caribbean Cesspool
Bank It Again Sam
End Runs
Chasing Ghosts
Millennium Bugs

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About the author (2000)

Jeffrey Robinson, described by Britain's Sunday Telegraph as, "one of the world's leading experts on international financial crime," is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including The Laundrymen, The Merger and The Sink.

Robinson has written scores of newspaper and magazine articles on financial crime and given many keynote speeches and media interviews on money laundering, fraud and organized crime. He has appeared on NBC (including The Today Show and Nightly News), MSNBC, CNN (including Larry King), Fox News, BBC, ITN, Channel 4 News, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Sky News, where he is has been a contributor on American issues, fraud, and international crime for the past 20 years. He has been published in dozens of magazines and newspapers, including Barron's (which earned him an Overseas Press Club Award), Playboy (two cover stories on crime), the International Herald Tribune, plus the Times, the Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday in London, where he lived for 25 years. In addition to books and articles, he has written television dramas and documentaries.

He lives in New York.

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