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The Infiltrator

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 The Infiltrator 


By Robert Mazur 





Robert Mazur spent five years undercover infiltrating the criminal hierarchy of Colombia’s drug cartels. The dirty bankers and businessmen he befriended—some of whom still shape power across the globe—knew him as Bob Musella, a wealthy, mob-connected big shot living the good life. Together they partied in $1,000-per-night hotel suites, drank bottles of the world’s finest champagne, drove Rolls-Royce convertibles, and flew in private jets. But under Mazur’s Armani suits and in his Renwick briefcase, recorders whirred quietly, capturing the damning evidence of their crimes. Then, at a staged wedding, he led a dramatic take down that shook the underworld. In the end, more than eighty men and women were charged worldwide. Operation C-Chase became one of the most successful undercover operations in the history of U.S. law enforcement, and evidence gathered during the bust proved critical to the conviction of General Manuel Noriega.

The Infiltrator is the story of how Mazur helped bring down the unscrupulous bankers who manipulated complex international finance systems to serve drug lords—including Pablo Escobar—corrupt politicians, tax cheats, and terrorists. It is, at its broadest, a shocking chronicle of the rise and fall of perhaps the biggest and most intricate money-laundering operation of all time—an enterprise that cleaned and moved hundreds of millions of dollars a year. At its heart, it’s a stunning and vivid portrait of an undercover life—and the sacrifices it required.

Filled with dangerous lies, near misses, and harrowing escapes, The Infiltrator is as bracing and explosive as the greatest fiction thrillers—only it’s all true.



Product Details: 

Copyright 2009
ISBN 978-0-316-07753-8
Hardcover, 368 Pages
Little Brown and Co.

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: In the Beginning

Chapter 2: The Birth of Robert Musella

Chapter 3: Setting the Stage for the Colombians

Chapter 4: The Bank of Credit and Commerce International

Chapter 5: The Jeweler

Chapter 6: The Golden Hook

Chapter 7: The Magic of Panama

Chapter 8: Pushing Buttons

Chapter 9: Politics

Chapter 10: Los Duros and Los Angeles

Chapter 11: Luring Them In

Chapter 12: The Fight Before Europe

Chapter 13: The European Plan

Chapter 14: Medellin Invades Paris

Chapter 15: Revelations

Chapter 16: The Enemy Within

Chapter 17: The First Big Catch

Chapter 18: The Confessional

Chapter 19: Loose Ends

Chapter 20: The Takedown

Chapter 21: Battles

Chapter 22: The Trials

Epilogue: The Aftermath

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    I have one entire bookshelf of books on Money Laundering and Tax Evasion but "The Infiltrator" is the only book I can recommend. I feel like I've received a Ph.D. in money laundering after having read Mr. Mazur's book. He names names of the large money center banks which are money laundering and he details the schemes they use to avoid detection by the authorities. From fake loans to gold trading to off-shore private client banks aiding and abetting, this book has it all from a first-hand perspective of a federal agent who went undercover for 5 harrowing years. It's the best book on money laundering out there and well worth the money.

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