By EDSON BLACK
In this primary quantity of earlier than Madoff, you'll meet:
-The smart younger guy from Baltimore who in 1890 singlehandedly swindles the U.S. Senate
-The revered Vermont financial institution president who in 1834 was once found to have stolen the pensions of the yankee innovative struggle veterans
-The crazed yet terrific Scottish aristocrat, who in 1730 was once topped “emperor “ of the Cherokee Indians whereas at the same time defrauding the nice voters of colonial Charles Towne, South Carolina
-The dynamic younger flesh presser from Ohio, emerging celebrity of the “Jacksonian” Democratic celebration, who in 1845 was once came upon to have embezzled from the U.S. residence of Representatives
- the 1st American diplomat who, after being despatched to France in 1776 via Benjamin Franklin, kept the yank Revolution through delivery fingers again to George Washington’s military, yet used to be then summarily introduced again domestic from as an accused embezzler
Drawing on entire archival examine, as precise within the vast bibliography, and choked with exceptional illustrations for those tremendous enjoyable stories, Edson Black, a professional Public Accountant, qualified Fraud Examiner, skilled investigator and lover of historical past, has built a beautiful chronicle of fraudsters and their crimes, weaving those interesting tales into the retelling of a few of America’s most crucial ancient events.
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