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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended!, 3 Jun 2004
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Rolf Dobelli "getAbstract" (Switzerland) - See all my reviews
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Academic!, 21 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Dirty Dealing: The Untold Truth about Global Money Laundering, International Crime and Terrorism (Paperback)
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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5.0 out of 5 stars AIRING DIRTY WASHING IN PUBLIC, 13 Oct 2013
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DOPPLEGANGER (TEDDY B) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Dirty Dealing: The Untold Truth about Global Money Laundering, International Crime and Terrorism (Paperback)
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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, quite suprised., 8 Mar 2006
This review is from: Dirty Dealing: The Untold Truth about Global Money Laundering, International Crime and Terrorism (Paperback)
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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