The Informant: A True Story

The Informant: A True Story

Kurt Eichenwald


From an award-winning big apple instances investigative reporter comes an outrageous tale of greed, corruption, and conspiracy—which left the FBI and Justice division relying on the cooperation of 1 guy . . .

It was once one of many FBI's largest secrets and techniques: a senior government with America's such a lot politically strong company, Archer Daniels Midland, had turn into a private govt witness, secretly recording an enormous felony conspiracy spanning 5 continents. Mark Whitacre, the promising golden boy of ADM, had placed his profession and relatives in danger to put on a twine and misinform his neighbors and associates. utilizing Whitacre and a small staff of brokers to faucet into the secrets and techniques at ADM, the FBI stumbled on the company's scheme to thieve hundreds of thousands of greenbacks from its personal clients.

But because the FBI and federal prosecutors closed in on ADM, utilizing stakeouts, wiretaps, and mystery recordings of unlawful conferences all over the world, they without warning stumbled on that every thing used to be now not all that it seemed. even as Whitacre used to be cooperating with the Feds whereas taking part in the function of dependable corporation guy, he had his own
agenda he saved hidden from every person round him—his spouse, his attorney, even the FBI brokers who had come to belief him with the case that they had positioned their careers at the line for. Whitacre grew to become sucked into his personal global of James Bond antics, imperiling the felony case and making a net of deceit that left the FBI and prosecutors doubtful the place the lies stopped and the reality began.

In this gripping account unfolds some of the most attractive and weird stories within the historical past of the FBI and company the USA. Meticulously researched and richly informed via big apple occasions senior author Kurt Eichenwald, The Informant re-creates the drama of the tale, starting with the key recordings, stakeouts, and interviews with suspects and witnesses to the ability struggles inside ADM and its board—including the high-profile chairman Dwayne Andreas, F. Ross Johnson, and Brian Mulroney—to the big-gun Washington attorneys employed by way of ADM and on up throughout the ranks of the Justice division to FBI Director Louis Freeh and lawyer normal Janet Reno.

A page-turning real-life mystery that includes deadpan FBI brokers, crooked executives, idealistic attorneys, and shady witnesses with an dependancy to intrigue, The Informant tells an incredible and compelling tale of strength and betrayal in the USA

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