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Criminal Capital

How the Finance Industry Facilitates Crime

Authors: Platt, S.

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  • The only book to deal authoritatively but accessibly with the widespread abuse of financial systems for criminal ends
  • The book deals with corruption, piracy, terrorist financing, drug dealing, fraud, tax evasion, sanctions busting and arms trading, and how this activity is facilitated through companies, usts, foundations, investment funds, private banks, pensions, insurance policies, offshore systems and more
  • Provides case studies based on real instances in which abuse occurred and suggests ways in which these could have been detected and prevented
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Criminal Capital is an engaging but authoritative account of how financial structures and products can and are being used to evade proper scrutiny and enable criminal activity and what can be done about it. Based on the analysis of the financial methods that are frequently used by criminals, it deals with the widespread abuse of financial systems.

About the authors

Stephen Platt is a highly respected practitioner of financial crime prevention and the conduct of related regulatory investigations. He is an English Barrister and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Over the past 20 years he has been engaged in several high profile matters involving money laundering, corrupt public officials, drug trafficking, terrorism, piracy, proliferation, sanctions, and fraud. Stephen has trained several national and supranational law enforcement and regulatory agencies. He was co-opted by the World Bank into both the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) and the Illicit Financial Flows from Somalian Piracy study. Stephen consults for the regulatory investigation specialists, Stephen Platt Associates LLP.

Reviews

'Stephen is a leader in financial crime writing. This book will catapult your understanding of how criminals compromise financial markets.'

ROBERT MAZUR, FORMER FEDERAL AGENT AND AUTHOR OF THE INFILTRATOR

'Few people have both the knowledge and the objective vantage point enjoyed by this author of the worldwide banking system over the last ten years. Fewer still could describe the prevailing culture within which the crisis developed and what was, and still is, wrong with that culture so accurately and so readably. The culture which created the crises from which we are still recovering is apparently alive and well. It extends to the secretion of criminal money of all kinds including terrorist funding. This book is a 'must read' for anyone who wants to understand the past, the present and the possible future for the world's financial institutions.'

SIR DAVID CALVERT SMITH, FORMER DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS OF ENGLAND & WALES

'In Criminal Capital, Stephen Platt lays out in clear and frightening detail, the criminal rot at the core of the international banking system. It brought the global economy to the brink of depression in 2008 and it has not been fixed. The author gets to the heart of the excessive risk taking and the blind eye to customer crime that allows banks to serve as a circulation system for global corruption. A bold and sobering read.'

ERIC LEWIS, SENIOR PARTNER LEWIS BAACH PLLC AND FORMER COUNSEL TO THE LIQUIDATORS OF MADOFF INTERNATIONAL SECURITIES LIMITED

'A great read for anybody who wants to learn more about how criminals abuse the global financial system.'

JOSEPH PISTONE, AUTHOR OF DONNIE BRASCO: MY UNDERCOVER LIFE IN THE MAFIA

'Criminal Capital offers a compelling, concerning, and clear view of the ways that financial institutions tacitly enable crime, and challenges both banks and regulators to stop the madness.'

CAROLE SWITZER, CO-FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE OPEN COMPLIANCE AND ETHICS GROUP


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Harmful Practices

    Pages 1-20

    Platt, Stephen

  • Money Laundering Models

    Pages 21-51

    Platt, Stephen

  • Onshore/Offshore Dichotomy

    Pages 52-64

    Platt, Stephen

  • Drug Trafficking

    Pages 65-83

    Platt, Stephen

  • Bribery And Corruption

    Pages 84-103

    Platt, Stephen

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Criminal Capital
Book Subtitle
How the Finance Industry Facilitates Crime
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33730-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137337306
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33729-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46376-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 238
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