By Robert I. Friedman
"In North the United States by myself there are actually thirty Russian crime syndicates working in no less than seventeen U.S. towns, so much particularly manhattan, Miami, San Francisco, l. a., and Denver. The Russians have already pulled off the most important jewellery heist and assurance Medicare frauds in American historical past, with a internet haul exceeding $1 billion. they've got invaded North America's monetary markets, orchestrating advanced inventory scams, allegedly laundering billions of bucks during the financial institution of recent York, and coolly infiltrating the company and genuine property worlds.
"The Russians did not come right here to benefit from the American dream," ny nation tax agent Roger Berger says glumly. "They got here the following to scouse borrow it." -From the advent From an award-winning investigative journalist comes an brilliant exposi of Russian equipped crime, its becoming strength within the usa, and its terrifying implications for the remainder of the area.
In the earlier 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 major hazard to international balance and security. The black-market corruption of the Brezhnev period proved the proper breeding floor for geared up crime. starting within the Nineteen Seventies, Soviet ?migr?s--including a good number of felons and murderers the USSR was once satisfied to get rid of--began arriving within the usa and quick proven themselves as a massive legal strength in ny, Las Vegas, and somewhere else. however it was once the breakup of the Soviet Union that made the
Russian mob what it really is this day. In a weakened, impoverished Russia, it speedy grew to become the dominant energy. 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 the earth understands extra concerning the Russian mob in the United States than Robert Friedman. At nice probability to himself, he has made connections with a few most sensible criminals who've long gone on checklist approximately their actions for the 1st time. the results of his discoveries is a revelation: the crimson Mafiya is all over the place. The implications--for legislation enforcement, the economic system, overseas coverage, for the yankee humans themselves--are staggering."