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True Stories of White Collar Crime

The label “criminal” often brings to mind a very specific type of person: a masked bandit, perhaps, or a man storming into a bank with a gun. But the biggest, most spectacular types of crime rarely fit these molds. The really big crimes are often perpetrated by men in expensive suits, exploiting shaky laws and wriggling through loopholes to satisfy their own bottomless greed. Even more infuriating, they have the power and legal clout to get away with it… most of the time.

These true crime books focus on white collar crime—in other words, crimes committed by the rich. They may make you grind your teeth in outrage, or they may simply fascinate you. Either way, they are an intriguing glimpse into the criminal history of the world’s wealthiest.

 

 

Eileen Gonzalez is a freelance writer from Connecticut. She has a Master’s degree in communications and years of experience writing about pop culture. She contributes to Book Riot and Foreword Reviews, and she occasionally tweets at @eileen2thestars.