Black Market Billions How Organized Retail Crime Funds Global Terrorists

ISBN-10: 0132180243

ISBN-13: 9780132180245

Edition: 2012

Authors: Hitha Prabhakar

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Black Market Billionsblows the lid off the world's fastest-growing illicit industry: organized retail crime. Hitha Prabhakar reveals how criminals with ties to terrorist groups around the world are committing huge product thefts, and using the profits to fund terrorist acts.  Prabhakar connects the dots and follows the money& from consumers ;dying for a deal ; to terrorist cells eager to do the killing.
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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 11/11/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Piracy Economy
Organized Retail Crime Goes Global
Why Is ORC SuchaThreat?
The Promised Land: Money Talks
Made in America: Homegrown Terrorism
Recruiting from die Inside
From Prison to Gangs to die World's Most Notorious
Terrorist Group
Access to Funding Gets Creative
Burrowing In: The Hezbollah Finds a Home in die
U.S. and South America
From America to South America: Ties Get Stronger in the Tri-Border Region
When a Deal Isn't a Deal
Getting a Shoe of Luxury die Cheapest Way Possible
The "Real Deal"
Dying for a Deal: The Recession Doesn't Make
Aspirations Go Away
Big Takedowns Take Precedence Over
Smaller Offenders
Counterfeiters and ORC Move Their Operations Online
eBay's Swift Responsev
Too Little, Too Late
Lurking in the Shadows: Stolen Gift Cards
Bought Online
Easy to Obtain, Easy to Sell
Fake-out: Retailers Fronting as Legitimate Stores
Protecting Yourself: Know the Signs of E-fencing/ORC
The Cost to the Stores
The Blame Game
Insider Information: Employee Theft and ORC
Human Resources Fail: Hiring the Wrong People
Wholesale Scam: Terrorist-Affiliated Warehouses Sell to the Little Guy
Taking a Bite Out of the Balance Sheet: Economic Downturn Fosters Cargo Theft
Coordinating Information in Real Time: LAPD and APD Case Studies
Follow the Money
The Money Trail and the Business of
Cross-Border Trade
The Warehouse: Ground Zero for Cross-Border Trade
Profile of a Purchaser
Keeping Shelves Stocked Through Cargo Theft
Coveted Items: Over-the-Counter Drugs
Profde of a Cargo Thief
"Shell Stores": A Conduit for Organized Retail Crime
Shell Stores Move Online
A Hotbed of Stolen Merchandise: Flea Markets
Nabbing the Bad Guys: Classifying Organized Retail Crime as a Felony
Insurance Companies: The Missing Link
The Gray Market: Another Retail Facilitator of ORC
Laws Have Been Passed, But Are They Helping?
Profile of a Booster and a Fence
Moving the Merchandise: The Role of a Fence
Being Convicted as a Level 1 Fence: More Like a Slap on the Wrist Than a Slap in die Face
The Level 2 Booster: Inside the Mind of a Potentially Dangerous Criminal
Other Forms of Theft from a Level 2 Booster
Level 3 Boosters and Fences: A High-Level Organization Equals High Profits
Level 3 Boosters: Frequently Lifted Merchandise
Curbing Boosters and Fences: What Does and Doesn't Work
Family Ties
When Family Funds Support Terrorism
Assad Muhammad Barakat and His "Family"
Illegal Entry into the U.S. Is Not Difficult if You Have Money
The Great Entrepreneurs: Terrorists
The Trust Factor: The Basis of Any Organized Retail Crime Ring
Money Laundering 2.0
The Three Stages of Money Laundering
Organized Retail Crime and Latin America
Funneling Money Through the Black Market
Peso Exchange
The South American, Mexican, and African Connection
The Political Agenda
Homegrown Terrorism: How Retail Theft and Piracy Has Funded Terrorist Operations
Rebel Kids: Extremist Ideas Financed Through International ORC
When Things Went Awry
ORC Funding by Way of Somalia: A Tale of Two Misguided Kids
As Local as Down the Street
Funding Evil Under the Guise of Charitable Contributions: The Mosques
Muslim Charities: Capitalizing on Natural Disaster and Religious Empathy
Terrorist Fund-Raising Via Charities Finds Roots in the U.S
Charitable Donation Loopholes: How the IRS and Banking Systems Failed to Prevent Fraudulent ORC Funds from Financing Terrorist Groups
Charities Turn to a Cyber Audience
Why the Government Can't Regulate Charities
Strange Bedfellows
How Banned TVs Funded Bombings
The Business of Cigarette Smuggling
The EC Versus R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
The Role of Money Brokers and Money Launderers
The History of Cigarette Smuggling
Cigarette Smuggling Funds Local Terrorism Around the World
Chiquita International Brands: "Either You Pay Me, or I Am Going to Kill You."
Dole Foods' Involvement with the Colombian Paramilitary
Putting a Band-Aid on a Broken Leg
The Failure of Preventative Measures
Acting Locally, Thinking Globally
Types of ORC Theft Prevention That Are Supposed to Work But Don't
A Bottom-Line Breakdown of Costs
Legal Issues: Defining ORC Versus Shoplifting and Shrinkage
Regulating the Resale Market
Letting the Bad Guy Get Away
Regulation Epic Fail: How Banking BSAs and AML Programs Let Terrorist Funding Slip Through the Cracks
Continued Failure to Regulate IFTs: The Costs to Local and Federal Governments as Well as Retailers
Failure to Regulate Hawalas
IFTs Get Sophisticated: Stored Value Cards
Bulk Cash Smuggling Comes in a Smaller Package
Retailers Feel the Pain of SVC Fraud
Credit Card Fraud Is Even Worse
RICO Defined
Why ORC Rings Still Exist: Money Laundering and the RICO Statute
More Problems with RICO: It's in the Definition
Laws That Once Protected Potential Terrorists Have Changed
Defining "Material Support" and "Coordination"
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