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An Insider's Account of the Infamous Southport Lane Scandal


A gripping tale of corporate intrigue and deception that explores the dark side of corporate finance and the human cost of ambition, power, and deceit.

Published by Bancroft Press

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The Story
In "Pirate Cove", Richard D. Bailey, a seasoned business excecutive, uncovers the layers of fraud and deceit surrounding the $350,000,000 Southport Lane fraud.

Through an enthralling narrative, Bailey delves into the corporate machinations led by the audacious self-annointed financial prodigy, Alexander Chatfield Burns. Burns, with his confounding methods, managed to gain control of four significant state-regulated insurance firms, leaving many perplexed. But Bailey began connecting the dots. His relentless pursuit to unveil the truth behind the facade is a testament to one man's integrity amid a sea of corruption.

Praise For Pirate Cove

About Richard D. Bailey
“An intriguing story of corporate malfeasance and how the author helped bring a major financial scandal to light... Colorful characters and intrigue involving covert FBI investigations make the narrative feel like a hardboiled detective story by a man who would ‘rather be right than rich." —KIRKUS REVIEWS

Richard D. Bailey is a former Certified Fraud Examiner. For more than 30 years, he has been providing actionable and realistic financial management and corporate development services to distressed public and private manufacturing, service, and distribution companies.

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