The Accountant's Story
Inside the Violent World of the Medellín CartelBook - 2009 | 1st ed
"This the story of Roberto Esobar - the top accountant for the notorious and deadly Medellin Cartel, and brother of Pablo Escobar, the most famous drug lord in history. At the height of his reign, Pablo's multibillion-dollar operation smuggled tons of cocaine each week into countries all over the world. Roberto and his ten accountants keep track of all the money. Only Pablo and Roberto knew where it was stashed - and what it bought." "And the amounts of money were simply staggering. According to Roberto, it cost $2,500 every month just to purchase the rubber bands needed to wrap the stacks of cash. The biggest problem was finding a place to store it: from secret compartments in walls and beneath swimming pools to banks and warehouses everywhere. There was so much money that Roberto would sometimes write off ten percent as "spoilage," meaning either rats had chewed up the bills or dampness had ruined the cash." "Roberto writes about the incredible violence of the cartel, but he also writes about the humanitarian side of his brother. Pablo had built entire towns, gave away thousands of houses, paid people's medical expenses and built schools and hospitals. Yet, he was responsible for the horrible deaths of thouands of people." "In short, this is the story of a world of riches almost beyond mortal imagination and in his own words, Roberto Escobar tells all: building a magnificent zoo at Pablo's opulent home, the brothers' many escapes into the jungles of Columbia, devising ingenious methods to smuggle tons of cocaine into the United States, bribing officials with literally millions of dollars - and building a personal army to protect the Escobar family against an array of enemies sworn to kill them."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 363.450922 ESC
Characteristics: xii, 289 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm