By Robert I. Friedman
"In North the USA on my own there at the moment are thirty Russian crime syndicates working in not less than seventeen U.S. towns, such a lot significantly long island, Miami, San Francisco, l. a., and Denver. The Russians have already pulled off the most important jewellery heist and coverage Medicare frauds in American background, with a web haul exceeding $1 billion. they've got invaded North America's monetary markets, orchestrating advanced inventory scams, allegedly laundering billions of bucks throughout the financial institution of latest York, and coolly infiltrating the company and actual property worlds.
"The Russians did not come right here to benefit from the American dream," manhattan country tax agent Roger Berger says glumly. "They got here the following to thieve it." -From the creation From an award-winning investigative journalist comes an astounding exposi of Russian prepared crime, its turning out to be energy within the usa, and its terrifying implications for the remainder of the realm.
In the prior decade, from Brighton seashore to Moscow, Toronto to Hong Kong, the Russian mob has develop into the world's fastest-growing felony superpower. Trafficking in prostitutes, heroin, and missiles, the mafiya poses an immense possibility to worldwide balance and protection. The black-market corruption of the Brezhnev period proved the ideal breeding floor for geared up crime. starting within the Seventies, Soviet ?migr?s--including a good number of felons and murderers the USSR used to be satisfied to get rid of--began arriving within the usa and fast tested themselves as an immense felony strength in big apple, Las Vegas, and somewhere else. however it was once the breakup of the Soviet Union that made the
Russian mob what it really is at the present time. In a weakened, impoverished Russia, it speedy grew to become the dominant strength. And it has now unfold to each nook of the us, infiltrating its banks and brokerage firms--and American legislations enforcement is simply waking as much as this huge, immense challenge. No journalist on this planet understands extra in regards to the Russian mob in the USA than Robert Friedman. At nice hazard to himself, he has made connections with a few most sensible criminals who've long past on checklist approximately their actions for the 1st time. the results of his discoveries is a revelation: the purple Mafiya is all over. The implications--for legislation enforcement, the financial system, overseas coverage, for the yankee humans themselves--are staggering."