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Author Weisman, Stewart L.

Title Need and greed : the story of the largest Ponzi scheme in American history / Stewart L. Weisman
Published [Syracuse, N.Y.] ; [Great Britain] : Syracuse University Press, 1999


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 W'PONDS  364.168 Wei/Nag  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary "Through manipulated financial statements, counterfeit securities, sham transactions, and cyber fraud, the Bennetts of Syracuse spawned a Ponzi scheme of epic proportions. Need and Greed chronicles the rise and fall of the family that fleeced more than 12,000 investors, 10,000 business creditors, and 245 financial institutions nationwide out of $1 billion."--BOOK JACKET. "From his unique perspective as former general counsel to the Bennett family empire, Stewart Weisman offers an insider's view of one of the most bizarre chapters in the history of American investment fraud. This strange tale of powerful business deals and shrewd scoundrels will intrigue a general audience as well as government, law, and investment professionals."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-359) and index
Subject Bennett, Patrick.
Bennett, Michael A.
Bennett Companies.
Commercial crimes -- United States -- Case studies.
Commercial crimes -- New York (State) -- Syracuse -- Case studies.
Securities fraud -- United States -- Case studies.
Securities fraud -- New York (State) -- Syracuse -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
LC no. 99049298
ISBN 0815606109 :