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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Kogan page; 3 edition (3 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749445122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749445126
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 1.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 218,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A must for anyone that carries out transactions over the web, particularly with the growth in popularity of cyber laundering and identity theft." -- Risk UK

"Dirty Dealing is a very interesting read and the widespread risk of money laundering activites makes it a must have for any legitimate business." -- Accounting Technician

"Entertaining, well written and well presented." -- John MulQueen, The Irish Times

"Explores the effect, influence, and ramifications of money laundering on global business activities and the world's economies and infrastructure."
-- Journal of Economic Literature

"Exposes the awesome scale and scope of global money laundering and its infiltration into the worlds legitimate business structures." -- Abstracts of Public Administration, Development and the Environment

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A fascinating book which exposes the awesome scale of global money laundering and its filtration into the world's legitimate business structures. It is full of incredible stories, facts and figures.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 Jun. 2004
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The subtitle of this book promises the "untold story" of dirty international financial dealings. That's not quite what it delivers, because the book compiles already-published accounts, public reports and Congressional testimony, and adds to them. Given that money laundering involves drug dealers, terrorists and slavers, the book has some titillating asides about sex, violence and filthy money. Author Peter Lilley explains precisely how money laundering works, including an introduction to the practices and techniques that have proven most successful. While praising the author's reportorial depth, we note one dilemma that emerges from such thoroughness: we hope this book doesn't fall into the hands of someone who wishes to take up money laundering but is unsure how to proceed. Business people who want to avoid being victimized should take particular note of the chapter discussing well-known checks-and-balances, controls and best practices.
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By DOPPLEGANGER TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 Oct. 2013
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Peter Lilley takes a comprehensive look at that behemoth of a subject, money laundering, in his book "Dirty Dealing", which is involved directly or indirectly in just about every criminal and terrorist activity worldwide.

He outlines the three basic stages of money laundering: placement - placing the money in financial institutions, layering - spreading the money through the use of wires and purchase of various investment products, and integration - buying real estate, various luxury assets, and business ventures. An entire section is devoted to terrorist financing with the steps that have been taken by the Financial Action Task Force to address the problem, but casting doubts on it's probable effectiveness.

Every known activity that resorts to money laundering is covered, and which use a myriad of ruses in an attempt to 'clean' the proceeds of criminal activity or as in terrorism, disguise the true use of the funds. The list is endless, and growing.

"Dirty Dealing" is well written by an author that obviously knows his subject, and moreover is interesting not only for those with some prior knowledge of the subject but enlightening for readers unfamiliar with the complexities of money laundering.

One concludes from reading this book that in so far as a very high percentage of money laundering activities need a bank to spirit the hot money away, that there was some truth in Thomas Jefferson's contention that "Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SG on 21 Nov. 2013
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I bought this to help me understand about organised crime because I work in eastern Europe. I found it quite dry reading, but it covers a lot of ground in an academic way. It's useful as a cross reference with other books about the subject as it explains areas covered in a straightforward way, but, for me, I needed other books to fill in the gaps about day to day working practices.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James on 8 Mar. 2006
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Great book, easy to read n yet does not "talk down" to the reader, really filled in the gaps in my knowledge. The website for the book expanded on the book even more with extra chapters and information.
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Highly Recommended! 3 Jun. 2004
By Rolf Dobelli - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The subtitle of this book promises the "untold story" of dirty international financial dealings. That's not quite what it delivers, because the book compiles already-published accounts, public reports and Congressional testimony, and adds to them. Given that money laundering involves drug dealers, terrorists and slavers, the book has some titillating asides about sex, violence and filthy money. Author Peter Lilley explains precisely how money laundering works, including an introduction to the practices and techniques that have proven most successful. While praising the author's reportorial depth, we note one dilemma that emerges from such thoroughness: we hope this book doesn't fall into the hands of someone who wishes to take up money laundering but is unsure how to proceed. Business people who want to avoid being victimized should take particular note of the chapter discussing well-known checks-and-balances, controls and best practices.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Useful introduction but needs more work 31 Jan. 2009
By Philippe Vandenbroeck - Published on Amazon.com
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Money laundering is the engine behind the ever expanding scourge of global organised crime. After reading this book one has an appreciation of the magnitude of the problem and a basic understanding of the mechanics behind laundering. Money laundering is conceptually fairly simple. As Lilley confirms there have been developed no truly new vehicles for money laundering since the early days when criminals washed their proceeds by mingling them with clean money from businesses with high cash turnovers such as launderettes. The internalisation of the business environment, the proliferation of sophisticated financial instruments, the speed of new technology (fax, the internet), and the removal of (intra-EU) border controls are factors that contribute to the widening repertoire of launderers, going beyond banks to include the global world of business. Despite this surface complexity it appears that schemes remain variations on a few basic old themes. These methods encompass surprisingly simple mechanisms as hard cash deliveries and invoices for fictitious consultancy services to complex multi-jurisdictional offshore structures. Anonimity (of false identity) is the pivotal element in all. Complicity of high-level officials and decision-makers and lax oversight procedures from financial institutions help tremendously in lowering the transaction costs for criminals (and increasing them for law enforcement). Reining in money laundering is - given the geographical scope of the dealings, the seamless meshing with the legal economy, the superficial diversity of schemes, and the enormous volumes of cash involved - a significant challenge. It relies to a large extent on a "soft" approach, sensitising banks, businesses and their employees to take personal responsibility in reporting suspicious transactions. Opportunism and greed make this very hard to do.

Lilley's book reads like a kind of consultancy report, suitable for quick access to the facts (insofar as known) but it is not a great literary treasure. Sometimes it looks more like a dressed-up powerpoint presentation, with lists of bullet points to summarise key facts. There's a fair amount of repetition as well. I guess the book could be quite easily condensed to two thirds of its present volume. Surprisingly, Lilley discusses some of the better known laundering setups - such as the black market peso exchange system, or the Bank of New York case - very summarily. A book such as Nick Kochan's The Washing Machine does a better job here.

Common to much of the laundering literature is the paradoxical feeling that, although laundering is conceptually simple (despite the occasional technical complexity), it remains hard to grasp exactly how the washing ties into the criminals' business models. For example, why exactly are "International Business Corporations" the key laundering vehicles for drug traffickers? What other instruments to they use? What other criminal entrepreneurs make use of IBCs? A simple typology of laundering mechanisms - derived from a few basic operational principles and linked into logic of various type(s) of illicit business - could be of great help here. Maybe the authors are hard to fault as the details of these setups are probably not even known or privy to criminal investigators. The suggestion to draw up a clear typology may also run counter to Lilley's assertion that "laundering is just as likely to be a self-perpetuating cycle or continuum as opposed to a clearly definable process with a discernible beginning and conclusion." Despite this assertion it seems still a good idea to systematise the book's ideas in a few clear conceptual frameworks.

Lilley's book is useful as a broad, general survey of laundering (and terrorist financing, which is of a different nature), but one will have to read further afield to get a better understanding for how laundering and trafficking mesh in creating viable, criminal business models. I'd give the book 3,5 stars.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Strongly recommended reading for students of economics, criminology, and global terrorism 3 May 2006
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
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The fully revised and updated third edition of Dirty Dealing: The Untold Truth About Global Money Laundering, International Crime And Terrorism by global crime expert Peter Lilly is an informed and informative study of international corruption and crime as resulting in over two trillion US dollars being siphoned for illegal purposes every year. Introducing readers to a methodical and documented account based upon expertly researched information and analysis, Dirty Dealing provides a progressive basis for comprehending the global funding of international terrorism, major national and international organized criminal groups, the impact of the internet and "cyber laundering", and international anti-money laundering strategies for all types of corporate and multinational businesses. A seminal work of considerable scholarship and insight, Dirty Dealing is very strongly recommended reading for students of economics, criminology, and global terrorism.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A good overview, but lacking detail 11 Mar. 2010
By 01100010 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Dirty Dealing reads more like a 2-day introductory seminar on money laundering. It covers the basics. I was looking for more detailed information regarding the machinations of multi-jurisdictional offshore structures related specifically to viaticals. Didn't find that here.
great book 26 Aug. 2014
By Martha Labadie - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a really solid overview on the topic of money laundering.
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