Jeffrey Robinson is the bestselling author of 30 books, and a popular speaker on the international after-dinner circuit.
These days, dividing his time between New York and London, he continues to write books, scripts for television and to appear in the media on both sides of the Atlantic. Robinson is also a popular after-dinner and key note speaker, and a winner of the coveted Benedictine "After-Dinner Speaker of the Year" award (1990.)
He is married to the former Aline Benayoun of Antibes, France. Their son Joshua is a sports journalist and their daughter Celine writes for television and the theater.
Education: Born in Long Beach, NY (1945), he began selling freelance articles and stories to small magazines before his 15th birthday. Later, while attending Temple University in Philadelphia (BA-1967), he wrote for television and radio, was a staff writer at KYW-TV3 (1965), scripted a popular local children's show and was on the writing staff of "The Mike Douglas Show" (1966), a nationally televised daily talk show.
Vagabonding: After serving as a press and public relations officer in the United States Air Force (1967-1971) he took up residence in the south of France where he spent the next 12 years vagabonding around the world, writing articles and short stories for leading North American and British periodicals.
Author: In 1982, now earning his living as an established freelance journalist and short story writer --- and with more than 600 published articles and stories to his credit --- he moved to London England to write books.
His money laundering tour de force, The Laundrymen (1993) was a headline- maker in 14 countries, establishing him as a recognized expert on organized crime, fraud and money laundering. Actively maintaining that reputation through books, television programs and speaking engagements, the British Bankers' Association has labeled him, "the world's most important financial crime author."
In addition to books on dirty money, he has written a number of investigative non-fiction books, major biographies and half a dozen novels.
The Panama Leaks - Jeffrey Robinson and CNN's Richard QuestAuthor and financial crime expert Jeffrey Robinson (The Laundrymen, The Merger, The Sink, The Takedown) discusses the Panama Leaks ("Panama is not a country, it's a business") and the law firm at the heart of the scandal, explaining how he stumbled across them in 1998, and what the FBI had to say about them then.. With Richard Quest.
Jeffrey Robinson - How British Telecom (inadvertently) Laundered Money for the MobTen years ago, BT charged money laundering expert Jeffrey Robinson for premium rate calls he didn't make. When he objected, they tried to bully him into paying the bill. They chose the wrong guy! He wound up exposing the UK phone company for (inadvertently) laundering money for the mob, turning 80,000 of their customers into victims.