James Waterson is a British journalist, currently the media editor of The Guardian. Waterson's first job was covering politics and business on CityAM before becoming UK political editor at Buzzfeed's British political editor from 2013 to 2017.
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Discover the shocking truth behind the global web of corruption that is corrupting the world around us. In this real-life thriller, investigative journalist Tom Burgis exposes the terrifying reality of global kleptocracy, from a Swiss bank to the Kremlin and beyond. Follow the dirty money that is flooding the global economy and poisoning democracies, and learn how the thieves are uniting to amass power and wealth at any cost. Kleptopia is a must-read for anyone wanting to better understand what has already happened in America and what lies ahead.
Just finished reading Kleptopia by @tomburgis. If you’ve ever fancied a really readable book on how supposedly respectable London legal and financial firms launder reputations for some of the most corrupt people in the world, it’s for you! – source
This riveting international bestseller tells the story of how a young social climber from Malaysia pulled off one of the biggest heists in history, siphoning billions of dollars from an investment fund with the aid of Goldman Sachs. With criminal charges looming, the fugitive Jho Low used the money to fund Hollywood films, purchase luxury real estate, and throw champagne-drenched parties. The book is an epic tale of white-collar crime on a global scale and a classic parable of hubris and greed in the financial world.
This excellent book describes how $4.5bn was allegedly taken from the Malaysian government to fund the making of Wolf of Wall Street and buy jewellery for Miranda Kerr (among *many* other things). Unfortunately you can’t buy it in UK due to our libel laws! – source
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