Secrecy World

Secrecy World

Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite

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Baker & Taylor
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes readers inside the world revealed by the Panama Papers—a landscape of illicit money, political corruption and global fraud that comprises a hidden trillion-dollar economy that plays a major role in how the world really works—raising crucial questions about the trustworthiness of our financial and legal institutions.

McMillan Palgrave

A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist takes us inside the world revealed by the Panama Papers, a landscape of illicit money, political corruption, and fraud on a global scale.

A hidden circulatory system flows beneath the surface of global finance, carrying trillions of dollars from drug trafficking, tax evasion, bribery, and other illegal enterprises. This network masks the identities of the individuals who benefit from these activities, aided by bankers, lawyers, and auditors who get paid to look the other way.

In Secrecy World, the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein explores this shadow economy and how it evolved, drawing on millions of leaked documents from the files of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca—a trove now known as the Panama Papers—as well as other journalistic and government investigations. Bernstein shows how shell companies operate, how they allow the superwealthy and celebrities to escape taxes, and how they provide cover for illicit activities on a massive scale by crime bosses and corrupt politicians across the globe.

Bernstein traveled to the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and within the United States to uncover how these strands fit together—who is involved, how they operate, and the real-world impact. He recounts how Mossack Fonseca was exposed and what lies ahead for the corporations, banks, law firms, individuals, and governments that are implicated.

Secrecy World offers a disturbing and sobering view of how the world really works and raises critical questions about financial and legal institutions we may once have trusted.



Baker
& Taylor

Draws on millions of leaked documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca--the Panama Papers--to discuss the illicit money, political corruption, and global fraud that comprise a hidden trillion-dollar economy.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250126689
1250126681
Branch Call Number: 364.1680
Characteristics: pages cm

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