Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America

Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America

Robert I. Friedman


"In North the United States by myself there are actually thirty Russian crime syndicates working in not less than seventeen U.S. towns, so much significantly long island, Miami, San Francisco, l. a., and Denver. The Russians have already pulled off the most important jewellery heist and assurance Medicare frauds in American background, with a web haul exceeding $1 billion. they've got invaded North America's monetary markets, orchestrating complicated inventory scams, allegedly laundering billions of greenbacks 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," ny kingdom tax agent Roger Berger says glumly. "They got here right here to scouse borrow it." -From the advent From an award-winning investigative journalist comes an fabulous exposi of Russian geared up crime, its becoming energy within the usa, and its terrifying implications for the remainder of the realm.

In the previous decade, from Brighton seashore to Moscow, Toronto to Hong Kong, the Russian mob has turn into the world's fastest-growing legal superpower. Trafficking in prostitutes, heroin, and missiles, the mafiya poses a tremendous chance to international balance and defense. The black-market corruption of the Brezhnev period proved the correct breeding flooring for geared up crime. starting within the Nineteen Seventies, Soviet ?migr?s--including plenty of felons and murderers the USSR used to be chuffed to get rid of--began arriving within the usa and speedy proven themselves as a huge legal strength in manhattan, 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 energy. And it has now unfold to each nook of the U.S., infiltrating its banks and brokerage firms--and American legislation enforcement is simply waking as much as this huge, immense challenge. No journalist on the planet is familiar with extra in regards to the Russian mob in the USA than Robert Friedman. At nice probability to himself, he has made connections with a couple of best criminals who've long gone on list approximately their actions for the 1st time. the results of his discoveries is a revelation: the crimson Mafiya is in every single place. The implications--for legislations enforcement, the economic climate, overseas coverage, for the yankee humans themselves--are staggering."

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