Empire of Deception, by Dean Jobb

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Title:  Empire of Deception
Author:  Dean Jobb
Publisher:  Algonquin Books
Date of Release:  May 19, 2015
Genre:  Non-fiction/True Crime
Source:  Purchased
Rating:  4 stars out of 5
If you’ve read my reviews for some time, you already know I enjoy reading books about Chicago and this one was no different.  It’s the story of attorney Leo Koretz who swindled many in a Ponzi scheme during the roaring 20s in Chicago.  Many of the people he swindled were close family, friends and colleagues. Then he disappeared for a year only to be found in the wilds of northeastern Canada living a lavish lifestyle. I found the most fascinating part was how he was discovered in a time where there was no internet and how he shortened his rather short jail sentence even more.  But this is also a story of how family and friends can be hurt even more deeply than financially.
I highly recommend!
Have a great week!

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