Metal Men: Marc Rich and the 10-billion-dollar Scam Topics for Discussion

A. Craig Copetas
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What are metal men? How is metal trading different from other commodities trading?

What characteristics did all successful metal traders have? Why did Marc Rich rises to such stellar levels as a metals trader?

Why did Marc Rich decide to leave Philipp Brothers? Why did he turn on his old mentor, Ludwig Jesselson? How did he exact revenge on Jesselson?

What first brought Marc Rich's activities to the attention of the U.S. government? What individuals tipped off the government that Rich was deeply involved in a process in oil trading called "daisy chaining?"

What was the Swiss government's stance on releasing financial records regarding Rich's business operations? What is the meaning of the "double-bind" situation that Rich claimed to be in and used as his defense?

Why did U.S. prosecutor Sandy Weinberg refuse Rich's first offers to settle his case outside of...

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