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!
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