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FRONTLINE; Bank of Crooks and Criminals, The

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Bank of Crooks and Criminals, The
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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FRONTLINE examines the global banking scandal surrounding the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) by tracking the aggressive investigation of the cast by New York district attorney Robert Morgenthau. This report investigates the origins of BCCI, how it became a conduit for arms deals and drug money laundering, how its influence spread to political power brokers in the U.S., and why agencies of the U.S. government were so slow to respond to the growing scandal.

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