Episode 28: Robert Mazur - former US Customs special agent and author of The Betrayal

Robert Mazur is one of the world’s leading authorities on money laundering techniques, internationally recognized as an expert by private and public sector leaders, and of course author of “The Betrayal”.

AML Talk Show Hosted by Stephen Platt

In this series of podcasts, our host Stephen Platt will interview key figures in the world of financial crime prevention and examine successes and failures in the global fight against money laundering and related crimes including drug trafficking, bribery and corruption, sanctions evasion, human trafficking and tax evasion.

Transcript

Stephen Platt:

Good afternoon and welcome to another Anti-Money Laundering Talk Show podcast with me, Stephen Platt. Today, we're going to be talking to a dear friend of mine and one of the world's preeminent anti-money laundering experts, Bob Mazur. Bob is one of a handful of people who as an undercover agent has laundered money for Colombian and Mexican drug cartels.

Most people simply read about money laundering typologies in textbooks, whereas Bob has lived the life of a professional money launderer, trusted over a number of years by some of the most dangerous people on earth. And all of this done whilst a law enforcement agent. He placed himself at enormous personal risk because of his dedication to the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes. And even though he has long since retired from law enforcement, I know from my friendship with him that the anti-money laundering flame still burns very brightly inside of him.

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