The Man Who Stole Portugal
Murray Teigh Bloom
I would strongly recommend this book. If you're going to be a successful counterfeiter, you both have to make good counterfeits and have a way to launder the money.He had a solution to both problems, get the actual printers to print the banknotes for him, using forged papers claiming he was with a colonial government, then buying a bank to distribute the "counterfeit" banknotes, which worked until banknotes with the same serial numbers started appearing.Really fascinating, both to someone interested in economics, finance and banknotes, as well as history, since the greed of this con artist led to the overthrow of the Portuguese democracy and decades of dictatorship.
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