Football, Gambling, and Money Laundering

A Global Criminal Justice Perspective

Authors: Martin De Sanctis, Fausto

  • Identifies possible loopholes in existing international legislation for money laundering in sports
  • Describes proposals to prevent and monitor illegal gambling activities in sports, specifically in soccer
  • Provides a background on the sports and gambling industries that is not often highlighted and that is written in an accessible way, also for non-lawyers
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Professional football means many things to many people. For players, a means to possible fame and fortune. For fans, a source of local or national pride, and perhaps the chance to score with a few bets. For criminal organizations, a cover for making millions in corrupt enterprises. In the world of gambling this is no different.

Football, Gambling, and Money Laundering describes in impressive detail the scope of the problem, the layers of denial that allow sports-related financial crime to flourish, and the steps that are being taken--and that need to be taken--to combat illicit operations in the sports world. Expert analysis explains criminal activity in the context of football, and how sports governing bodies, the media, and others have created a culture that regularly turns a blind eye. International data and instructive legal case examples shed light on the role of the Internet in the spread of gambling and money laundering as well as the strengths and weaknesses of current law enforcement, legislative, and sports-based efforts in fighting corruption. Included in the coverage:

• Criminal activity in the sports world

• Financial crime and exploitation in football and gambling

• Legal wagering and illegal betting, including online

• Illegal and disguised payment instruments used by organized crime

• International legal cooperation in combating money laundering

• National and international proposals for improving the sports and gambling industries to prevent money laundering

An authoritative reference to a growing and wide-reaching concern, Football, Gambling,and Money Laundering will find an interested audience among academics, prosecutors, judges, law enforcement officials, and others involved in efforts to curb corruption and money laundering in the world of football.

About the authors

Fausto Martin De Sanctis holds a Doctorate in Criminal Law from the University of São Paulo’s School of Law (USP) and an advanced degree in Civil Procedure from the Federal University of Brasilia (UnB) in Brazil. He was a Public Defender in São Paulo from 1989–1990, and a State Court Judge, also in São Paulo, from 1990–1991, until being appointed to the Federal Courts. He is currently a Federal Appellate Judge in Brazil’s Federal Court for Region 3, with jurisdiction over the states of São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul.

Judge De Sanctis was selected to handle a specialized federal court created in Brazil to exclusively hear complex cases involving financial crimes and money laundering offenses. He is a world known expert on this topic and has been invited to participate in programs and conferences both in Brazil as well as internationally.

From April 2 to September 28, 2012, Judge De Sanctis was a fellow at Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC.

Since 2013, Judge De Sanctis has also been an Advisory Council member of the American University College of Law on its Program for Judicial and Legal Studies Brazil-United States.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Softcover $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-05608-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Football, Gambling, and Money Laundering
Book Subtitle
A Global Criminal Justice Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05609-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05609-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-05608-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 173
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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