Table Of Contents, ‘They Cooked The Books’

CONTENTS
PROLOGUE

PART 1
ACCOUNTING FRAUD

1. Cooking the Books
2. Creative Accounting
3. Economical With the Truth
4. Birds of a Feather Flock Together
5. If You Lie Down With Dogs, You’ll Get Up With Fleas
6. Above Suspicion
7. Above the Law
8. The Rotten Apple Spoils the Barrel

PART 2
EASY MONEY

9. Ponzi Schemes
10. Cock and Bull Story
11. They Could Sell You the Brooklyn Bridge
12. It’s a Snow Job
13. Fast and Loose
14. Hanky-Panky
15. Pull the Wool Over Someone’s Eyes
16. A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

PART 3
A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED

17. Believe Only Half of What You Hear
18. Better Safe Than Sorry
19. It Sounds Too Good To Be True
20. Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread
21. You Can Fool Some of the People All of the Time

PART 4
TAKEN TO THE CLEANERS

22. Never Give a Sucker an Even Break
23. There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute
24. Taken For an Arm and a Leg
25. Bleed Someone Dry
26. It’s Not Worth the Paper It’s Written On
27. Now You See It, Now You Don’t
28. Poor as a Church Mouse

PART 5
THAT’S THE WAY IT GOES

29. That’s Water Under the Bridge
30. Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk
31. What’s Done Is Done
32. It’s All Over But the Tears
33. It’s Not the End of the World
34. This Too Shall Pass

PART 6
LIVING THE HIGH LIFE

35. Living High on the Hog
36. Fast Buck-Artist
37. Money Is Power
38. Money Talks
39. Money Has No Smell
40. The Love of Money Is the Root of All Evil
41. The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Poorer
42. Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

PART 7
MUM’S THE WORD

43. On the Q.T.
44. My Lips Are Sealed
45. Keep It Under Your Hat
46. Ask Me No Questions and I Will Tell You No Lies
47. Turn a Blind Eye
48. A Skeleton in the Closet
49. There Is Honor Among Thieves

PART 8
EXPOSED TO THE LIGHT OF DAY

50. Caught Red-Handed
51. The Cat’s Out of the Bag
52. Smoking Gun
53. Blow the Lid Off
54. Got You Dead to Rights
55. The Jig Is Up
56. The Handwriting Is On the Wall

PART 9
THIS IS A FINE MESS YOU’VE GOTTEN YOURSELF INTO

57. When Shit Hits the Fan
58. All Hell Broke Loose
59. Your Ass Is in a Sling
60. That’s a Fine Kettle of Fish
61. Going to Hell in a Hand-Basket
62. The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back

PART 10
THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

63. The Third Degree
64. Raked Over the Coals
65. Spill the Beans
66. Turn Up the Heat
67. The Truth Will Come to Light
68. A Guilty Conscience Needs No Accuser
69. Honesty Is the Best Policy

PART 11
A DOSE OF ONE’S OWN MEDICINE

70. What Goes Around, Comes Around
71. The Chickens Come Home to Roost
72. There Will Be Hell to Pay
73. Face the Music
74. Tarred and Feathered
75. Heads Are Going to Roll
76. Let Him Stew in His Own Juices

PART 12
FLIGHT RISK

77. Flew the Coop
78. Vanished Into Thin Air
79. Make Tracks
80. Give the Slip
81. On the Lam
82. You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

PART 13
THROW ’EM IN THE CLINK

83. Crime Doesn’t Pay (Or Does It)
84. Throw the Book at ’Em
85. Lock ’Em Up and Throw Away the Key
86. The Bigger They Are, the Harder They Fall
87. You’ve Made Your Bed, Now Sleep in It
88. Revenge (Vengeance) Is Sweet
89. Good Riddance!

PART 14
BEAT THE RAP

90. I Am Not a Crook
91. I Cannot Tell a Lie
92. I Got Off Scot Free
93. I Got Off the Hook
94. It’s a Miscarriage of Justice

PART 15
BUSINESS AS USUAL

95. A Leopard Can’t Change His Spots
96. You Can’t Make a Silk Purse Out of a Sow’s Ear
97. It’s a Sign of the Times
98. It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again
99. Opening Pandora’s Box
100. It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief

PART 16
THAT’S ALL, FOLKS
EPILOGUE
SOURCES
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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