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Too Big to Jail: HSBC and the Banking Scandal of the Century (Paperback)
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Too Big to Jail: HSBC and the Banking Scandal of the Century (Paperback)

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Published: 25/05/2023
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'This is the inside story of how the City of London really operates and if it doesn't make you angry, you need to check your pulse' – Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland and Butler to the World

From journalist Chris Blackhurst, Too Big to Jail unveils how HSBC facilitated mass money laundering schemes for brutal drug kingpins and rogue nations – and thereby helped to grow one of the deadliest drugs empires the world has ever seen.

In pursuit of their goal of becoming the biggest bank in the world, between 2003 and 2010, HSBC allowed El Chapo and the Sinaloa cartel, one of the most notorious and murderous criminal organizations in the world, to turn its ill-gotten money into clean dollars.

How did a bank that as recently as 2002 had been named ‘one of the best-run organizations in the world’ become so entwined with one of the most barbaric groups of gangsters on the planet?

From Hong Kong to London, Washington, the Cayman Islands and Mexico, where HSBC saw the opportunity to become the largest bank in the world, and El Chapo seized the chance to fuel his murderous empire by laundering his drug proceeds through the bank.

With an extraordinary cast of politicians, bankers, drug dealers, FBI officers and whistle-blowers, Too Big to Jail asks: what price does greed have? Whose job is it to police global finance? And why did not a single person go to prison for facilitating the murderous expansion of a global drug empire?

Too Big to Jail is an incredible story, brilliantly told by writer, commentator and former editor of The Independent, Chris Blackhurst.

'The sheer hubris, greed and arrogance of bankers is laid bare in shocking, and at times hilarious, detail' – Andrew Neil

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529065077
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 26 mm


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The sheer hubris, greed and arrogance of bankers is laid bare in shocking, and at times hilarious, detail. Blackhurst takes them on and pricks their bubble of self-congratulatory entitlement - Andrew Neil, broadcaster and former editor of The Sunday Times

Packed with insights and details that will both amaze and appal you. This is the inside story of how the City of London really operates and if it doesn't make you angry, you need to check your pulse - Oliver Bullough, author of Moneyland and Butler to the World

Full of extraordinary revelations. Epic story-telling about a shocking scandal. Read this! - Iain Martin, author of Making It Happen

Blackhurst’s tale would make an exciting novel. But alarmingly, this is a true story, carefully researched and told with gusto - Baroness Patience Wheatcroft, former editor of The Sunday Telegraph

Blackhurst’s attention to detail is excellent, as is his lucid analysis - The Australian

Highly entertaining . . . told with pace, gusto, and a strong sense of moral outrage - The Critic Magazine

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“Too Big to Jail Review by Samuel Miller-Sunday 13 August 2023”

This book details some of the people and the methods used by HSBC Bank to protect customers of the bank, in some countries of the world that would be thought of as unsavoury by some people from prosecution by legal... More

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