Jeffrey Robinson is a best-selling author of over 30 books.
He has been labeled by the British Bankers’ Association “the world’s leading financial crime author“.
Born in Long Beach, Jeffrey is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia. While still at school, he wrote for television and radio and was on the writing staff of The Mike Douglas Show, a nationally televised daily talk show.
Following a four year stint as an officer in the US Air Force, Robinson vagabonded around the world, writing articles and short stories for leading North American and British periodicals such as Playboy, Reader’s Digest, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Examiner, The Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Independent and the Mail on Sunday, among others.
Robinson moved to the UK in 1982, with more than 600 published stories and articles to his credit, to concentrate on writing books.
In 2007, he returned to New York and now divides his time between the US and UK.
Jeffrey Robinson is internationally known for his 1995 investigative tour de force, The Laundrymen, in which he uncovered the true extent of global money laundering.
The book reveals how hundreds of billions of dirty dollars are derived mainly from the drug trade, then reinvested throughout the world by otherwise legitimate businessmen, lawyers, accountants and bankers. The book is regarded as the definitive book on the subject of money laundering.
A headline-maker in 14 countries around the world, Jeffrey scripted and hosted several television documentaries on the back of The Laundrymen.
In 1998, he published a sequel to The Laundrymen, titled The Merger – How Organized Crime is Taking Over The World.
In ‘The Merger’, Robinson revealed the disturbing lengths that transnational organized criminals go in order to build multi-national corporations; explained why organized crime is the major beneficiary of globalization; and illustrated how transnational organized criminals have become the most powerful special interest group on the planet.
Five years later he published yet another book in this series: The Sink, about crime, terrorism and dirty money in the offshore world.
In addition to books on dirty money, he has written a number of investigative non-fiction books, major biographies and half a dozen novels.
Jeffrey Robinson is regular commentator both sides of the Atlantic and has appeared on NBC News, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, BBC Breakfast, BBC Newsnight, ITN, Channel 4 News, CBC, CNBC, Sky News, BBC World, NBC’s The Today Show and Bloomberg Television.
Jeffrey Robinson – After-Dinner & Keynote Speaker:
As a speaker, Jeffrey has a unique perspective on the inner-workings of international business – both legal and criminal – and what he calls ‘the new business mentality.’
He talks about business, crime and money and does it all in a humorous, casual (distinctly American) way, relying on anecdotes, many of which came from researching and writing his books. The general themes he enjoys dealing with are:
- New global business mentality
- The lessons for legitimate business of transnational criminals.
- The risk-taker mentality
- The Internet as the most powerful force on the planet since Christ
- Money Laundering
- Identity theft
- Drug trafficking
- Electronic crime
- Weapons trafficking