Originally Posted by duranimal
EMPIRE of DECEIT is a absolute must read by Dean Allison & Bruce B. Henderson.(FBI Agents who broke the case)
It's back in 81 & for those of us who where around at that time try & recall HAROLD SMITH & M.A.P.S. Muhammad Ali Proffesional Sports where Howard Smith managed to de-fraud Well's fargo bank out of $20+ million & use it to take over boxing & he nearly succeded as he was just a few weeks away from putting on a massive extravaganza that would have seen every WBA/WBC champion face off for the Undisputed Title's over a weekend starting with MSG on a Saturday & Caesars Palace on the sunday & to be shown globally.
Harold Smith would have been able to repay the $21Million & take over boxing compleatly as he's signed every champion up. But it collapsed due to a new clerk employed at the very botton of the bank system. It's a brilliant rollercoaster of a read & the next time i bump into Jim Watt i'll ask him "Was it true Jim that you & Mickey Duff were handed $1/2 million in a rucksack
Published by DOUBLEDAY & COMPANY, INC, Garden City, NY 1985.
I managed to find a copy on ebay
how i never heard of this incident