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“ONE OF THE LARGEST MONEY-LAUNDERING PROSECUTIONS IN U.S. HISTORY.” – ROBERT MUELLER III, DIRECTOR OF THE FBI

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Welcome to The Infiltrator PODCASTS + page, an industry focal point for AML professionals that provides access to Robert Mazur’s podcast episodes, articles, and interviews. Our postings to this page address issues about Mr. Mazur’s role in the underworld as a money launderer, money laundering methodologies, corruption, financial crime, drug trafficking, and major events in the anti-money laundering world.

INTERVIEW: THE JORDAN HARBINGER SHOW (EPISODE 3)

Jordan, host of THE JORDAN HARBINGER SHOW, is an amazingly talented host who was eager to drill into issues that have not been addressed on other shows. We have broken this interview into 8 episodes, which will be posted weekly. During this third episode, Jordan draws out details about the “Takedown” of The Infiltrator undercover operation, a typical day in Mazur’s undercover life, how undercover agents are trained to stay grounded, and how criminals compromise a cop.

INTERVIEW: THE JORDAN HARBINGER SHOW (EPISODE 2)

Jordan, host of THE JORDAN HARBINGER SHOW, is an amazingly talented host who was eager to drill into issues that have not been addressed on other shows. We have broken this interview into 8 episodes, which will be posted weekly. During this second episode, Jordan draws out details about how my cover was built, and why it enabled me to convince Pablo Escobar’s closest advisers that I was a sophisticated money launderer they could trust. That same cover convinced senior bank officials that it was safe for them to offer me their laundering services.

INTERVIEW: THE JORDAN HARBINGER SHOW (EPISODE 1)

I recently had the privilege of being a guest on THE JORDAN HARBINGER SHOW. Jordan is an amazingly talented host who, after reading my books, was eager to drill into issues that have not been addressed on other shows. We have broken this interview into 8 episodes, which will be posted weekly. During this first episode, Jordan draws out details concerning my role as an Executive Producer on the set of THE INFILTRATOR, interacting with Bryan Cranston, other actors, and Director Brad Furman.

We then move on to a discussion about how my journey as a U.S. federal agent led me to becoming a long-term undercover agent, and segway into details about the undercover assignment that led to my infiltrating the leadership of Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel and senior management of what was the 7th largest privately held bank in the world, the Bank of Credit & Commerce International (BCCI).

Thanks to Jordan, you will hear a discussion about what it is like for a major criminal to deal with corrupt bank officials that knowingly serve clients with money seeking secrecy from governments, an event that happens far more often than many people are willing to believe. The link below will take you to this first episode of my interview on The Jordan Harbinger Show. Watch for Episode 2 next week.


INTERVIEW: BBC HOST NICKY CAMPBELL PROBES THE INFILTRATOR’S MIND (EPISODE 2)

Episode 2 takes you deeper into what you can expect if you chose to become a long-term undercover agent within the underworld. BBC host NICKY CAMPBELL probes what it was like to be asked by my cartel “friends” to kill for them, and how they shared secrets with me about corrupting country leaders that facilitated their massive drug trafficking empires.

During this episode, I explain how my journey within the “underground empire” of crime opened my eyes to the reality that laundering billions is not a challenge for powerful cartels, even today. The reality is that governments around the world fail to identify and seize more than 1% of the $400 billion in illicit funds generated from the sale of illegal drugs each year.

NICKY also got me to answer the question that defines my view of the value of what I did as an undercover agent. He asked, “If the clock were turned back to the day you decided to become a long-term undercover agent, would you do it again?” Click on the image to the left to hear my response, and the rest of Episode 2. I think you will be surprised.


INTERVIEW: BBC HOST NICKY CAMPBELL EXPLORES THE TRAUMA OF LIFE IN DEEP COVER (Episode 1)

I invite you to fanaticized about how your life would have changed if you chose to operate in deep cover? Let go of the “Oh, I would never do that”, because there are times when you will sense a calling to choose a road less traveled to support a greater good. Most likely, this journey would have done the same thing to you that it did to me. Thanks to questions posed by BBC radio host NICKY CAMPBELL, this interview opens your eyes to what your life as 007 would have been.

During the first of this 2 Episode interview, I reveal how I was selected to work undercover, how I was trained, and how I put those skills to use establishing rapport with some of the deadliest organized crime figures in the world.

It may seem strange, but there are emotional tolls you will pay to do this type of work, and there are ordeals, like testifying in one trial alone for 3 solid months, that you had better be prepared to endure. You also need to anticipate that fateful day when you are told that the most powerful drug cartel in the world has issued a contact on your life, especially since you have witnessed how horrifically they torture and kill their enemies.

Click on the image to the left to hear just how much your life changes when you chose the road less traveled and become your government’s eyes and ears inside the underworld.

Watch for Episode 2 next week to hear how cartels routinely compromise leaders of countries, and why it is so easy for the underworld to launder $2 trillion a year.


VIDEO: HOW GOING UNDERCOVER IN THE CARTELS WORKS

INSIDER has now released their second episode about my undercover life. This second episode focuses on the techniques I used to infiltrate the two largest drug cartels in Colombia. Click on the image to the left to see an excerpt from Episode 2.

Watch the full 20-minutes of Episode 2 to learn about how I built my undercover identities, why high-level organized crime members trusted me, the access I had to the Medellin Cartel board members, how I managed living two lives at the same time, when and why the cartel issued a contract on my life, the corruption within U.S. law enforcement that brought me within 3 minutes of my death, and much more: https://www.insider.com/how-colombian-cartels-work-former-undercover-agent-2023-9


VIDEO: MY LIFE INSIDE PABLO ESCOBAR’S CARTEL

Earlier this summer, I was interviewed for hours by producers of INSIDER about my life inside the underworld. INSIDER has used that footage to produce a 2-episode series about my undercover life. The first episode, which focuses on behind the scenes events concerning my first book, THE INFILTRATOR, has just been released. Click on the image to the left to see a brief excerpt from episode 1.

Watch the full 22-minutes of episode 1 to learn about money laundering schemes, drug trafficking, corruption, what compliance professionals and law enforcement officers can do to improve their anti-money laundering skills, and much more: https://www.insider.com/undercover-agent-money-laundering-for-pablo-escobars-cartel-2023-8


WHITEPAPER: A NEW TOOL TO IDENTIFY INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LAUNDERING

There is something simple we can do to ebb the tide of money laundering investigations resulting in nothing more than bank shareholders financing the institution’s payment of massive fines. The truth is, we rarely figure out the “who done it” when tens of billions in illicit funds are laundered. I have prepared a whitepaper for those interested in reducing financial crime and fighting money laundering. I hope to find leaders in the law enforcement, regulatory, and banking sector willing to form a committee to assess my proposal, attempt to craft it into a regulation, and offer it to legislators for enactment. Some will say this isn’t necessary, but if not this, what new idea can the committee develop that will make a difference. New ideas are desperately needed because business as usual is not making a difference.


INTERVIEW: PROFESSOR DECLAN HILL OF CRIME WAVES INTERVIEWS ROBERT MAZUR

During this episode of CRIME WAVES, University of New Haven Associate Professor Declan Hill leads a probing interview, getting me to reveal the thoughts that were speeding through my mind at the most stressful and dangerous moments of my undercover life. Click on the image to the left to hear excerpts of the show. To hear the entire interview, CLICK HERE.


PODCAST: JT FOX INTERVIEWS THE INFILTRATOR – WHY DEATH MAY BE A COST OF DOING BUSINESS FOR AN AGENT IN DEEP COVER

JT Fox interviews Robert Mazur about what it is like to be a member of the underworld, what crimes he committed when he was in deep cover, and how money laundering impacts our ever day lives. Click on the image to the left to hear an excerpt. To hear the entire interview CLICK HERE.