Follow the money book
Follow the money: understanding the threat covert foreign
Gina LaManna, a USA TODAY bestselling author, has written a new thriller. Fans of Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg, and Kendra Elliot will enjoy this novel… When a well-known mobster turns up dead in her favorite local restaurant’s refrigerator, Detective Rosetti has no choice but to get involved. Unfortunately, a familiar name appears as a suspect quickly, making this her most personal case yet. Kate’s dad, the famed Angelo Rosetti, has returned. Kate is forced to reconcile her latest case with a relaxing weekend with her (almost) boyfriend when delving into the Rosetti family’s past. Her budding friendship, however, hits rocky ground when intimate dinners turn into stakeouts. Kate’s love life is on the line if she can’t find a way to apprehend the hitman who has set his sights on her…
Follow the money by loreen leedy
Leedy’s (The Furry News: How to Make a Newspaper) lively look at currency is narrated by a freshly minted slice. “Ouch!” George grumbles as he is stamped at the mint; “Let me out of here!” he screams as the bag containing him and other coins is loaded into a truck heading for the Federal Reserve Bank. The quarter’s next stop is a nearby bank, followed by brief visits at a grocery store, a vending machine, a boy’s piggy bank, and various merchants’ cash registers. Any self-respecting coin will flip out after a few more misadventures: George rolls up to a storm drain and tours a washing machine while chiming, “Money makes the world go round,” as he’s forgotten in another owner’s pocket. Characters measure the sums of their shop sales and a weekly wage, among other math activities, along the way. The lighthearted mood is strengthened by playful mixed-media art, clever asides from George and other coins, and occasional puns. An endnote connects money-related ideas and facts. Ages 4 to 8. (February.)
Follow the money
Money laundering, tax evasion, and rogue banking have all increased as the international financial system has grown. Globalization is altering the essence of these long-standing issues, posing a challenge to US political, economic, and even strategic interests. Multilateral attempts have started to curb these violations, and some impressive results have already been achieved. However, the Bush administration’s time to act is running out, and its actions now will decide whether or not these multilateral efforts will proceed.
Financial exploitation has existed for as long as there have been funds to exploit. Money laundering and tax evasion are commonly regarded as nuanced, repetitive problems involving the nitty-gritty of tax codes and regulatory laws. However, the picture conceals a destructive and often bloody truth. Banks are used by drug cartels, weapons smugglers, terrorist groups, and other criminal organizations to disguise their dirty money as the result of legitimate business. Tax evaders use complex financial transactions to conceal their wealth from legal authorities, eroding national tax bases. Banks are used by corrupt government officials to promote their own wrongdoings, fostering a lawless corporate culture and undermining public confidence in national financial systems. And the unregulated banking structures that allow these abuses have resulted in global financial meltdowns.
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Dan Bongino is a retired Secret Service agent, a New York City Police Officer, and a former Republican Senate and House candidate. He is the host of the top-rated podcast The Dan Bongino Show and a multiple-time New York Times bestselling author.