The Accountant's Story: Inside the Violent World of the Medellin Cartel

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At one time Forbes named him the seventh richest man in the world- with a personal fortune of over $25 billion. His criminal organization hid tens of millions of dollars in cash- so much money that ten percent of it was lost to water damage and rats. He had so many members of the army, police, and bureaucracy on his payroll that he rivaled his country's government as their employer.

Few men have ever been more despised- or beloved- than Pablo Escobar, the most famous drug lord ...

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Overview

At one time Forbes named him the seventh richest man in the world- with a personal fortune of over $25 billion. His criminal organization hid tens of millions of dollars in cash- so much money that ten percent of it was lost to water damage and rats. He had so many members of the army, police, and bureaucracy on his payroll that he rivaled his country's government as their employer.

Few men have ever been more despised- or beloved- than Pablo Escobar, the most famous drug lord in history. In this memoir, the man who knew him best- his brother, Roberto, who served as the empire's accountant- tells all: the magnificent zoo at Pablo's opulent home; the brothers' many escapes into the jungles of Colombia; the hospitals, homes, and schools built by the Medellin cartel... and how countless people died because they were in Pablo Escobar's way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594195122
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/11/2010
  • Pages: 289
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Roberto Escobar resides in Colombia. Under the rules of his parole, he cannot leave the country.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2011

    Very good read

    Reading the first couple of chapters comes across that Pablo's brother tryst coming across as the sins of Pablo were not as it seemed to the world. And he was right-to an extent. Reading further, many detailed explanations on WHY Pablo did what he did occurred and how the Columbian government worked with the competition to end Pablo's business and life. Much corruption in Columbia-has been for so long. Yes, Pablo did many bad things, but in many cases, he was forced to. Killings probably wouldn't have occurred if the Government and the Cali Cartel went after the Medillian cartel together. Bottom line was the drugs were illegal and it had to end. The insight of what actually occurred comes across strongly and we are given the opportunity to see what happened first hand by the brother who paid for Pablo's sins throughout and still does in his life. I think the Columbian government sent Roberto the bomb purposely. Sadly nothing has changed since the Columbian government continues to be crooked.

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