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How to Steal a City

Author : Crispian Olver
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How to Steal a City is an insider account of this intervention, which lays bare how the administration was entirely captured and bled dry by a criminal syndicate, how factional politics within the ruling party abetted that corruption, and how a comprehensive clean-up was eventually conducted. It is written as a gripping real-life thriller, taking the reader deeper and deeper into the rotten heart of the city. As a former senior government official and local government "fixer," Crispian Olver was no stranger to dealing with dodgy politicians and broken organisations. Yet what he found was graft that went far beyond the dodgy contracts, blatant conflicts of interest and garden-variety kickbacks he had seen before. It had evolved into a web far more sophisticated and deep rooted than he had ever imagined, involving mazes of shell companies, assassinations, criminal syndicates, and compromised local politicians. The metro was effectively controlled by a criminal network, closely allied to a dominant local ANC faction. What he found was complete state capture--a microcosm of what has been happening in South Africa's national government. But there was a personal price to pay. Intense political pressure and threats to his personal safety took a toll on his mental and physical health. He had to have a full-time bodyguard, and never maintained a regular routine. He eventually lost much of his political cover. Olver ultimately had to flee the city as the forces stacked against him started to wreak their revenge.

The City Temple Pulpit

Author : Joseph Parker
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Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York

Author : New York (State). Legislature. Assembly
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The Mayor s Message Together with the Reports of the City Officers

Author : Newark (N.J.). Mayor
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Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Minneapolis

Author : Minneapolis (Minn.). City Council
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A Debate on Slavery Held in the City of Cincinnati

Author : Jonathan Blanchard
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How New York City is Governed

Author : James Parton
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New York City Consolidation Act of 1882

Author : New York (State)
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History of the Police Department of Jersey City

Author : Augustine E. Costello
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The Secrets of the Great City

Author : James D. McCabe
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Report and Proceedings of the Investigation of the New York City Police

Author : New York (State). Legislature. Senate. Committee on Police Department of the City of New York
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Polk s Detroit City Directory

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The City of Sin and Its Capture by Immanuel s Army

Author : E. F. Remington
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Organized Crime and Use of Violence

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
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Proceedings of the Common Council for the City of Rochester for

Author : Rochester (N.Y.). Common Council
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Journal of Select Council of the City of Philadelphia for the Year

Author : Philadelphia (Pa.). Councils. Select Council
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London and Westminster City and Suburb

Author : John Timbs
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The Chicago Legal News

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The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Portland

Author : Portland (Me.).
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Directory of Public Elementary and Secondary Education Agencies

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