The blurring line between big-time crime and business



    
    Mafia and Hells Angels have grown together in a nice, co-operative,
    Canadian way

    Interview opportunities from the October Report on Business magazine
    

    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - The Sopranos TV series may be over, yet crime
organizations like the Hells Angels and the Mafia are thriving, globally and
in Canada. According to the International Monetary Fund, money laundering
alone accounts for between 2% and 5% of the GDP in Canada. This month,
investigative reporter Bruce Livesey examines some of Canada's most
sophisticated crime organizations, including Montreal's notorious Rizzutos,
who ran their "family" business with corporate precision-until 84-year-old
Nick Rizzuto and five other top mobsters pleaded guilty in mid-September to
charges including racketeering, extortion and possessing profits from
organized crime. Read about it in the October issue of ROB magazine, available
on Friday, September 26.

    
    Other highlights from this month's issue:

    -   The Never-Ending Trials of Eugene Melnyk - For someone who "retired"
        last year, Eugene Melnyk, founder of Biovail, is still battling with
        company management and feuding with regulators. With an
        entrepreneurial drive that is both inspiring and frustrating, the
        company's largest shareholder reveals intimate details about why he
        stepped down and his plans for the future. Globe and Mail reporter
        John Daly examines allegations of corruption and wrongdoings against
        the one-time wunderkind and why he refuses to leave quietly.

    -   Woods War II - Clayoquot Sound was a historic green victory for tree
        huggers and natives over 15 years ago. Now, with the roles reversed
        and natives revving up their chainsaws, is it possible to balance
        profit and environmental stewardship? Konrad Yakabuski uncovers the
        real value behind these trees and whether a 0.2% cut of British
        Columbia's harvested timber is too much to ask for.

    -   Corporate Survival Guide - Report on Business offers tips on how to
        work your way up the corporate ladder. Learn how to: keep secrets,
        chat efficiently, apologize when needed and occasionally change the
        office's five-gallon water cooler.
    

    Report on Business magazine is Canada's most-read business publication.
Published monthly in The Globe and Mail, Report on Business magazine offers
readers insightful, award-winning coverage of Canadian and global business and
economics. The Globe and Mail is a division of CTVglobemedia, a dynamic
multimedia company that also owns CTV, Canada's leading private broadcaster.





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For further information: and to arrange an interview, please contact:
Jennifer Hills, jhills@environicspr.com, (416) 969-2669; Sheryl So,
sso@environicspr.com, (416) 969-2725

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