Empire of Deception with Dean Jobb

The Can’t Make This Up History Podcast | 5 February 2019 | 0h 57m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Dean Jobb about his book Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation. Discusses a largely forgotten con artist Leo Koretz whose investment scheme puts Charles Ponzi to shame. Covers the economic atmosphere of the Roaring Twenties that made Chicago ripe for the picking, how Koretz built an imaginary investment empire that made himself and his early investors fantastically wealthy, and how even the most carefully built house of cards eventually falls down.

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