THE MERGER - The Conglomeration of International Organized Crime [NOOK Book]

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In the spring of 1990, 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 they were there to discuss how European countries could help South American countries develop their economies in Europe.

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THE MERGER - The Conglomeration of International Organized Crime

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Overview

In the spring of 1990, 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 they were there to discuss how European countries could help South American countries develop their economies in Europe.

It was the birth of 21st century crime, where gangs around the world first showed that they understood the first lesson of globalization --- form joint venture and strategic alliances.

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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013024519
  • Publisher: Jeffrey Robinson's E-Books
  • Publication date: 9/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,290,705
  • File size: 369 KB

Meet the Author

JEFFREY ROBINSON is the international best selling author of 25 books, including The Laundrymen, the definitive book on the subject of money laundering. He has been described as "the world's most important financial crime journalist."

"Jeffrey Robinson extracts a lesson from this nefarious free-for-all: Until the lawful world revises its outdated notions of national policing, the twenty-first century will belong to transnational criminals." William Cohen, The New Yorker

“A first-rate piece of reporting, a detailed, credible look at the main players within the multinational network of murderously greedy alliances that define the mob.” --- Globe and Mail

“Robinson pulls few punches in this alarming, sordid saga of greed, violence, and corruption.” --- Kirkus Reviews

“Hard-boiled, manly talk... a useful source book for aspiring thriller writers.” --- The Guardian

"A shocking, true account of a global crime network of unimaginable proportions, in which multinational criminals make alliances much like legitimate businesses... lays bare the criminal fraternity's new world order... Robinson is highly readable and entertaining....Will leave readers wondering just what we can do about the situation."
--- Boston Globe

"Robinson shows he knows exactly what is going on... this is an absolutely frightening book." --- National Post
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