the author of "The Laundrymen" and is known as one of the world's leading experts on international financial crime.
This month, it seems, Bitcoin hit the big time. A federal judge declared that Bitcoins are in fact a recognized form of currency, and Bloomberg Terminal actually created a Bitcoin ticker. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security is beginning an investigation into the digital currency and how it can be regulated. Jeffrey Robinson, author of "The Laundrymen" joins us to discuss the future of regulating a currency based on anonymous exchanges of money.
Federal prosecutors have now charged seven people with running what could turn out to be the largest money-laundering operation in U.S. history. The case revolves around an online payment company called Liberty Reserve. Investigators say, it laundered $6 billion for criminals around the world, including drug dealers, credit card fraudsters, and child pornographers. Jeffrey Robinson is the author of "The Laundrymen" and is known as one of the world's leading experts on international financial crime.
Jeffrey Robinson and Special Agent Rooney Viola and discuss Viola and Assistant U.S. Attorney Bonnie Klapper's efforts to dismantle a Colombian cartel responsible for 60 percent of all the cocaine coming into the United States. In The Takedown: A Suburban Mom, A Coal Miner's Son, and the Unlikely Demise of Columbia's Brutal Norte Valle Cartel, Jeffrey Robinson tells the story of trying to take down a gang of traffickers and murderers 2500 miles away from Klapper's tiny office in Hauppauge, Long Island.