By Robert I. Friedman
"In North the US by myself there at the moment are thirty Russian crime syndicates working in no less than seventeen U.S. towns, so much particularly big apple, Miami, San Francisco, la, and Denver. The Russians have already pulled off the biggest jewellery heist and coverage Medicare frauds in American heritage, with a internet haul exceeding $1 billion. they've got invaded North America's monetary markets, orchestrating complicated inventory scams, allegedly laundering billions of greenbacks during the financial institution of latest York, and coolly infiltrating the company and actual property worlds.
"The Russians did not come the following to benefit from the American dream," ny nation tax agent Roger Berger says glumly. "They got here right here to scouse borrow it." -From the creation From an award-winning investigative journalist comes an impressive exposi of Russian prepared crime, its becoming strength within the usa, and its terrifying implications for the remainder of the area.
In the previous 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 a huge possibility to international balance and protection. The black-market corruption of the Brezhnev period proved the precise breeding flooring for prepared crime. starting within the Nineteen Seventies, Soviet ?migr?s--including quite a few felons and murderers the USSR used to be chuffed to get rid of--began arriving within the usa and speedy confirmed themselves as a massive felony strength in manhattan, Las Vegas, and in other places. however it used to be the breakup of the Soviet Union that made the
Russian mob what it's at the present time. In a weakened, impoverished Russia, it fast 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 legislation 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 United States than Robert Friedman. At nice hazard to himself, he has made connections with a few most sensible criminals who've long past on list approximately their actions for the 1st time. the results of his discoveries is a revelation: the purple Mafiya is all over the place. The implications--for legislations enforcement, the economic climate, international coverage, for the yank humans themselves--are staggering."