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The electrifying true story of Robert Mazur’s life as an undercover agent who infiltrated one of the world’s largest drug cartels by posing as a high-level money launderer – the inspiration for the major motion picture The Infiltrator.

My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar’s Medellín Cartel
by Robert Mazur
Little, Brown, July 2009

Robert Mazur spent years undercover infiltrating the Medellín Cartel’s criminal hierarchy. The dirty bankers and businessmen he befriended – some of whom still shape power across the globe – knew him as Bob Musella, a wealthy, mob-connected big shot living the good life. Together they partied in $1,000-per-night hotel suites, drank bottles of the world’s finest champagne, drove Rolls-Royce convertibles, and flew in private jets. But under Mazur’s Armani suits and in his Renwick briefcase, recorders whirred silently, capturing the damning evidence of their crimes.
THE INFILTRATOR is the story of how Mazur helped bring down the unscrupulous bankers who manipulated complex international finance systems to serve drug lords, corrupt politicians, tax cheats, and terrorists. It is a shocking chronicle of the rise and fall of one of the biggest and most intricate money-laundering operation of all time – an enterprise that cleaned and moved hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Filled with dangerous lies, near misses, and harrowing escapes, THE INFILTRATOR is as bracing and explosive as the greatest fiction thrillers – only it’s all true.

Robert Mazur was a federal agent for 27 years. During 5 years of his law enforcement career he was a long-term undercover agent, operating in deep cover within the underworld as a high-level money launderer for senior members of Colombian drug cartels. He not only dealt directly with cartel leaders, but also functioned as their counduit to corrupt international bankers around the world. He is court-certified in both the U.S. and Canada as an expert in money laundering. Mr. Mazur has been a significant contributor to news and media outlets, including the New York Times, PBS, ABC and NBC. The Infiltrator was made into a feature film starring Bryan Cranston.

THE INFILTRATOR au cinéma en 2017

Lors du dernier Festival de Cannes, Broad Green Pictures a acheté les droits de distribution de THE INFILTRATOR. Réalisé par Brad Furman (« La Défense Lincoln »), THE INFILTRATOR a été tourné en janvier dernier à Londres, à Paris et en Floride, avec dans le rôle principal Bryan Cranston, l’acteur qui incarne Walter White dans « Breaking Bad ».

Ce film est tiré de l’autobiographie de Robert Mazur, ancien agent du FBI, qui  infiltra le milieu des cartels colombiens. L’ouvrage est paru en 2009 chez Little Brown :

An incredible true story

My Secret Life Inside the Dirty Banks Behind Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel
by Robert Mazur
Little, Brown and Company, July 2009

Federal Agent Robert Mazur spent five years undercover as a money launderer to the international underworld, gaining access to the zenith of a criminal hierarchy safeguarded by a circle of dirty bankers and businessmen who quietly shape power across the globe. These men and women control multibillion-dollar drug-trafficking empires, running their organizations like public companies. Accountants, attorneys, and financial advisors, their roots run deep in their communities, and they are laundering billions of dollars a year, manipulating complex international finance systems to serve drug lords, corrupt politicians, tax cheats, and terrorists. In 1987, Mazur began infiltrating BCCI, bankers behind the Medellín cartel. He meticulously gathered evidence for years until, during a fake wedding, federal agents arrested over 40 high-ranking criminals, who were all found guilty and sent to prison. Never before told, this is the incredible, true story of how he did it.