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When efraim was 6, his father opened his own restaurant at the mall. ""This is the best job in the world,"" says efraim. ""I get to make people happy". " When efraim was 12 "" he began making soda at the restaurant. But the best part, for him, is seeing kids. ""I get to make their day".

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The story of Diveroli's arms deals is the subject of the Todd Phillips comedy/drama film War Dogs, starring Jonah Hill as Diveroli and Miles Teller as his partner, David Packouz, (Source: en.wikipedia.org Also Read: Is 'War Dogs' Based On A True Story? How Much Of The Movie Was Real? (Source:www.republicworld.com))

To avoid indictment, Packouz agreed to cooperate, as did Alex Podrizki. But Diveroli went right on shipping Chinese ammo to Afghanistan — and the Army went right on accepting it. By now, though, the repackaging being done in Albania was getting even sloppier. Some of the crates were infested with termites, and the ammunition had been damaged by water. Tipped off by an attorney for Kosta Trebicka, who had begun a crusade against corruption in Albania, The New York Times ran a front-page story in March 2008 entitled “Supplier Under Scrutiny on Arms for Afghans.” (Source: www.rollingstone.com)

Before the Times story ran, Packouz had been led to believe that he wasn’t going to be charged for shipping pre-embargo Chinese ammunition. But after the article appeared, he and Podrizki and Diveroli were indicted on 71 counts of fraud. Faced with overwhelming evidence, all pleaded guilty. The Mormon gun manufacturer from Utah, Ralph Merrill, pleaded not guilty and was convicted in December. Heinrich Thomet simply vanished; according to rumors, he was last seen somewhere in Bosnia. (Source: www.rollingstone.com)

After the story broke, Kosta Trebicka traveled to the United States to talk to congressional investigators and federal prosecutors in Miami. He soon became terrified that the U.S. government was going to indict him as well. But back in Albania, he also became the lead witness in a case that targeted Albanian thugs and gangsters with ties to the prime minister. Then one afternoon in September 2008, Trebicka was killed in a mysterious “accident” when his truck somehow managed to flip over on a flat stretch of land outside Tirana. He was found alive by villagers, but medical crews and the police were slow to arrive. One of the first officials on the scene, in fact, was the Albanian prime minister’s former bodyguard. “If it was an accident,” says Erion Veliaj, an Albanian activist who worked with Trebicka, “it was a very strange kind.” (Source: www.rollingstone.com)

This is the true story behind the 2016 film War Dogs — and it’s even more absurd than Hollywood made it seem. (Source: allthatsinteresting.com Rolling StoneThe two young men behind the story of War Dogs: David Packouz, left, and Efraim Diveroli, right. (Source:allthatsinteresting.com))

After this look at Efraim Diveroli and the true story of War Dogs, check out more behind-the-movie true stories for fascinating characters like Lee Israel and Leo Sharp. (Source: allthatsinteresting.com)

Packouz still lives in Florida, where he and Diveroli set up shop all those years ago. He’s also the busy father of a little girl — he frequently posts sweet photos of their adventures on Instagram. But that doesn't mean he's left his War Dogs days behind him completely. Packouz acted as a bit of a consultant for War Dogs, meeting with the creators to discuss the story and the characters. He visited the set of the film, and even attended the premiere. (Source: www.bustle.com Diveroli, on the other hand, had no involvement in the film, and, based on his social media posts, wasn’t very enthused about War Dogs. In fact, Diveroli urged followers not to see the movie and to read his memoir, Once a Gun Runner..., instead. "Before you read, watch, or listen to anything else about Efraim Diveroli, learn the REAL STORY," he wrote on Facebook. (In the same post, Diveroli called his book a "newly released, soon-to-be bestseller.") Aside from writing his book, Diveroli also started a media company named Incarcerated Entertainment. (Source:www.bustle.com))

According to a report by The Washington Post , Diveroli filed a lawsuit against War Dogs producers, claiming they based the screenplay off of parts of his memoir without the rights. He sought damages, as well as a cut from the profits of the film. Diveroli’s lawyers claimed that by marketing War Dogs as a true story, Warner Bros. engaged in false advertising. Diveroli agreed to dismiss the lawsuit in late 2017. (Source: www.bustle.com)

Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. (Source: www.imdb.com)

Hangover/Due Date director Todd Philipps makes a film base on the true story of young, entrepreneur gun-runners David Parkouz and Efraim Diveroli who managed to secure a ridiculous contract to supply arms to the afghan army via the pentagon. (Source: www.imdb.com)

Now, the film has plenty of other film references most notably Scarface, even one of the promotional posters is a respectful nod to the DePalma/Pacino's film. But it's actually Lord of War Efraim is a huge fan of in real-life and it's probably more like Lord of War than Scarface, yet it has tinge of Pain & Gain, another crazy true story movie. Maybe it's Miami? But it has that vibrant and funny yet serious storytelling style that makes the film almost unbelievable and shocking. (Source: www.imdb.com Running Time: 8 The Cast: 8 Performance: 8 Direction: 8 Story: 8 Script: 8 Creativity: 8 Soundtrack: 9 Job Description: 8 The Extra Bonus Points: 5 for a slick story, good editing and a great score/soundtrack to boot. (Source:www.imdb.com))

The Taliban arose in 1994 amid the turmoil that came after the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan in 1989. They used brutal public punishments, including floggings, amputations and mass executions, to enforce their rules. Here’s more on their origin story and their record as rulers. (Source: www.nytimes.com Some signs point back to Switzerland. Mr. Pinari initially told two reporters that he worked with Evdin via Mr. Thomet. (After a reporter told Mr. Thomet this, Mr. Pinari changed his story, referring the reporter to Mr. Fellas and Evdin’s office in Cyprus.) Mr. Diveroli also said the Cyprus company was run by a “Swiss individual.” (Source:www.nytimes.com))

I strongly agree with other readers claims that this book is extremely self serving and biased. However, I read the reviews before I read the book so I was prepared. That aside this book was definitely a page turner. I'm not interested in armaments or the military, but it's near impossible to deny Efraim's story is incredible. Reading his own account of how he got in to the industry was captivating. I would recommend this book but advise the reader to be ready for Efraim's huge ego to be displayed often. (Source: www.amazon.com)

Don't take my word for it. Read the Miami New Times article, "The real story behind War Dogs". (Source: www.amazon.com If you want to read the egotistical fantasies of a sociopath, this book is for you. If you want to get the real story, I recommend the War Dogs book by journalist Guy Lawson.War Dogs (Source:www.amazon.com))

I don't know where to begin with this book. My main reason for buying it was because I bought "Arms and the Dudes" and saw the Jonah Hill movie that was about his story. I wanted to hear his side of the tale about his business dealings, the Swiss arms dealer Heinrich, the Gerdec explosion in Albania, and his career path that led to the whole mess. This 'autobiography' from Diveroli is just lame. He begins by slamming down his family upbringing using excuses such as poverty and bad parenting. Then jumps into X-rated escapades with Miami women, Eastern European prosties, and boasts throughout his story how he used is genius negotiating skills to pocket massive dollar amounts in profits by selling to the US Armed Forces. There's so much anger towards Packouz that it is comical and tragic at the same time. All because of money. However, I was impressed by his knowledge of armaments made by the Soviet Bloc. Not every young adult has the drive to learn all those specifications. Overall, I think it's a good read for those that like big egos. (Source: www.amazon.com)

 

 

 

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