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The Resource The Informant

The Informant

Label
The Informant
Title
The Informant
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Eichenwald
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From an award-winning New York Times investigative reporter comes a gripping account of one of the most captivating and bizarre tales in the history of the FBI and corporate America.It was one of the FBI's biggest secrets: Mark Whitacre, a senior executive at Archer Daniels Midland—America's most politically powerful corporation—became a confidential government witness. Putting his career and family at risk, Whitacre, along with a small team of agents, tapped into secrets at ADM that led the FBI to discover the company's scheme to steal millions of dollars from its own customers.But as the FBI and federal prosecutors closed in on ADM, they suddenly found that everything was not all that it appeared. While Whitacre was cooperating with the Feds and playing the role of loyal company man, he also had his own agenda. 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.Meticulously researched and richly told, 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
Summary
Relates the story of the senior Archer Daniels Midland Company executive who served as a government informant to uncover an international conspiracy, while, at the same time, embezzling millions of dollars from the company
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Audio
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10478966
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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1961-
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  • Eichenwald, Kurt
  • Morey, Arthur
Dewey number
364.1680973
PerformerNote
Read by Arthur Morey
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  • Ingram Digital (Firm)
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  • Business
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Informant
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Publication
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781415952498
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Label
The Informant
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781415952498
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