BRETT KEBBLE The Inside Story

Author: Sergeant (Barry)
Year: 2006
Publisher: Struik / Zebra
Edition Details: 1st South African Edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781770073067
Price: 15.00
Softcover. Who was Brett Kebble? Modern-day Barney Barnato or would-be billionaire with a black heart and dark soul? Saviour of starving street kids and struggling artists or a smuggler with a secret sex life? Philanthropist or profiteer? Master fraudster or political facilitator? Hero and patriot or manipulative pirate? And how could he commit grand larceny against one of the oldest mining houses in South Africa for so long without getting caught? Within 6-months of his death, Kebble was exposed as the architect of one of the biggest and most convoluted frauds seen by any stock exchange in the world, a flawed genius who lied and cheated and stole so cunningly that even astute auditors were fooled. By the time he died, Kebble was both broke and jobless. His legacy was a maze of transactions that would take forensic investigators months, perhaps years, to untangle. The trail would lead from one of the African continent's oldest and most venerable mining houses to more than 100 shell companies; from the diamond fields of Angola to the new black elite in democratic South Africa's upmarket suburbs. But in the wake of Kebble's death, far darker secrets than his unorthodox and downright criminal transactions would also come to light. Many of them, are revealed for the first time in this hard-hitting A-B-C of Brett Kebble's brilliant but terminally crooked business career. With Epilogue, Appendices and Index. 357pp. trade size softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers.


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