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The Informant: A True Story

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From an award-winning New York Times investigative reporter comes an outrageous story of greed, corruption, and conspiracy—which left the FBI and Justice Department counting on the cooperation of one man . . .

It was one of the FBI's biggest secrets: a senior executive with America's most politically powerful corporation, Archer Daniels Midland, had become a confidential government witness, secretly recording a vast criminal conspiracy spanning five continents. Mark Whitacre, the promising golden boy of ADM, had put his career and family at risk to wear a wire and deceive his friends and colleagues. Using Whitacre and a small team of agents to tap into the secrets at ADM, the FBI discovered the company's scheme to steal millions of dollars from its own customers.

But as the FBI and federal prosecutors closed in on ADM, using stakeouts, wiretaps, and secret recordings of illegal meetings around the world, they suddenly found that everything was not all that it appeared. At the same time Whitacre was cooperating with the Feds while playing the role of loyal company man, he had his own

agenda he kept hidden from everyone around him—his wife, his lawyer, even the FBI agents who had come to trust him with the case they had put their careers on the line for. Whitacre became sucked into his own world of James Bond antics, imperiling the criminal case and creating a web of deceit that left the FBI and prosecutors uncertain where the lies stopped and the truth began.

In this gripping account unfolds one of the most captivating and bizarre tales in the history of the FBI and corporate America. Meticulously researched and richly told by New York Times senior writer Kurt Eichenwald, The Informant re-creates the drama of the story, beginning with the secret recordings, stakeouts, and interviews with suspects and witnesses to the power struggles within ADM and its board—including the high-profile chairman Dwayne Andreas, F. Ross Johnson, and Brian Mulroney—to the big-gun Washington lawyers hired by ADM and on up through the ranks of the Justice Department to FBI Director Louis Freeh and Attorney General Janet Reno.

A page-turning real-life thriller that features deadpan FBI agents, crooked executives, idealistic lawyers, and shady witnesses with an addiction to intrigue, The Informant tells an important and compelling story of power and betrayal in America

Synopsis:

An investigative reporter with The New York Times offers a true story of corruption and crime as he profiles the story of a senior executive within a politically powerful American company, Archer Daniels, who served as a government informant to uncover a vast international conspiracy but who, at the same time, embezzled millions of dollars from the ompany for himself. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

About the Author

Kurt Eichenwald has written about white-collar crime and corporate cor-ruption for the New York Times for more than a decade. A two-time winner of the prestigious George Polk award for excellence in journalism and a finalist for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize, he has been repeatedly selected by TJFR Business News Reporter as one of the nation's most influential financial journalists. For the Times, he has covered some of the highest-profile news stories emanating from the business world, including the Archer Daniels Midland story, and he is the author of Serpent on the Rock. Eichenwald lives in Westchester County, outside New York City, with his wife and three children.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767908962
Subtitle:
A True Story
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Eichenwald, Kurt
Author:
Kurt Eichenwald
Subject:
General
Subject:
Other Miscellaneous Crimes
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General
Subject:
Business & Economics-General
Subject:
True Crime-Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
Business & Economics : General
Subject:
True Crime : Other Miscellaneous Crimes
Subject:
True Crime : General
Subject:
Commercial crimes
Subject:
Informers.
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Corporations -- Corrupt practices.
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Audio Books-Crime
Subject:
Audio Books-Politics
Subject:
Business-Business Profiles
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
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Crime-Criminology
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Crime-General
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Crime - True Crime
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
20010703
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
656

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"Synopsis" by , An investigative reporter with The New York Times offers a true story of corruption and crime as he profiles the story of a senior executive within a politically powerful American company, Archer Daniels, who served as a government informant to uncover a vast international conspiracy but who, at the same time, embezzled millions of dollars from the ompany for himself. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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