"Think Wiseguy meets Wall Street, or The Sopranos of stocks. Born to Steal is a rip-roaring read."From the Publisher:
This is the true story of Staten Island badboy Louis Pasciuto's meteoric rise to the top of Wall Street's notorious chop houses - by the award-winning journalist who broke it. Hood brokers. Monthly million dollar paychecks. Thirty-six hour cocaine binges. "Rocky" themed pep rallies. Run-ins with Mafia thugs toting Mac 10 machine pistols. This was the life of Louis Pasciuto, a fast talking Staten Island kid who, from the age of 19 to 25, moved stocks for 17 different brokerage houses - most of the time without a fake license. This inside account of the Mafia's infiltration of Wall Street details Louis' career as the consummate liar, selling phantom stocks to naive Americans and leading a lifestyle worthy of Caligula. To avoid a long prison sentence, Pasciuto eventually became state witness. Now, Gary Weiss shares the inside story of Wall Street's notorious "chop houses", best known as the crooked Mob-run brokerages, where rampant thievery netted several billion dollars from gullible investors.
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Descripción Warner Books, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0446528579
Descripción Warner Books, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0446528579
Descripción Warner Books, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110446528579
Descripción Warner Books, 2003. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: * Gary Weiss is an investigative reporter for Business Week whose series on the Mafia and Wall Street was a finalist for the National Magazine and Gerald Loeb Awards and the winner of the Deadline Club Award. His articles, which were the basis for this book, led directly to dozens of government indictments.* Born to Steal has been optioned by Warner Brothers for Mark Wahlberg, star of Boogie Nights and The Perfect Storm, to play the role of Louis Pasciuto.* This book combines two subjects that are of immense interest to book and movie audiences: the Mafia and Wall Street. The Sopranos continues to be one of the highest rated shows on cable, and bestselling books like James B. Stewart's Den of Thieves (Simon & Schuster, 1991) attest to the public's fascination with Wall Street amorality. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0446528579