Business & Finance: Greatest Crook

Eleven days after a pistol shot in Paris put an end to Ivar Kreuger's fantastic dreams of a match empire, Price, Waterhouse & Co. sat down to audit the Kreuger books. Within a month they pronounced Ivar Kreuger a crook. But until last week when Price, Waterhouse issued the final report on their world-wide investigation, no one knew precisely how good a crook or how great a swindler Ivar Kreuger really was.

Threading their way through the ledgers of a dozen holding companies, 140 operating subsidiaries and trading concerns, Price, Waterhouse traced his manipulations...

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