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Experts Say IRA Has Criminal Empire

The Irish Republican Army may no longer want to fight the British, but detectives say it’s still in business — as owners of pubs and clubs, smugglers of fuel and cigarettes, bank robbers by night and property investors by day. Throughout the past 35 years of conflict over this British territory, the IRA has built a sophisticated criminal empire throughout Ireland and beyond, laundering profits through legitimately owned businesses and properties worth more than $400 million, anti-racketeering experts say. Full Story

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