The 'NatWest Three', as they quickly became known, embarked upon a campaign against the new law.
They were supported by a coalition of national newspapers, civil liberties groups, business leaders and politicians, but were ultimately unsuccessful and were sent to face trial in Texas in July In this book, David Bermingham tells for the first time the full story of the NatWest Three, including their time in America, with no holds barred. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages.
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A Price to Pay: The Inside Story of the NatWest Three
Fascinating account of one of the Natwest 3 and their battles with the United States justice system. I found it hard to have complete empathy with the writer as he definitely acted unethically if not illegally. However the power of the United States justice system is frightening. Enjoyed the writer's conversational style of writing and the book is a worthy addition to the literature concerning the Enron scandal.
Dec 23, Anthony Robb-John rated it it was amazing.
The American way of justice
There had been others shipped into the hands of US prosecutors before them, but the NatWest three had the connections and resources to marshall a very noisy fight. At the time, Bermingham said: "We have effectively been subjected to a two-year sentence of imprisonment and bankruptcy even before we have had the chance to challenge the evidence against us".
In sentencing, Judge Werlein wryly noted he had been "impressed by the large amount of support each of you have been given by people who see your favourable qualities". Somehow this case still seems to live on in the British popular memory as some kind of miscarriage of justice.
David Bermingham | The Guardian
It was nothing of the sort. As the then director of the Serious Fraud Office said, the case for extradition, was — on any measure — overwhelming. Far from being disapproving of the actions of US prosecutors we might do well to draw lessons from the determination shown in tracking down and prosecuting white collar criminals wherever they might be. Topics Banking Business blog.
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