Now imagine an equally scary tale with the added horror of an extradition away from your home country thrown into the mix! That was the situation for "The NatWest Three" in their fight with the Enron Task Force prosecutors of the U.S. Department of Justice.
David Bermingham, one of The NatWest Three, has written a superb book, A Price to Pay: The Inside Story of the NatWest Three, that covers the horrific events that he and his associates faced. Here is a brief description of the book from the book's website:
"A Price to Pay tells the true story of how three British bankers came to be transported to Texas to face charges of defrauding their own bank in London, a bank that had never accused them of wrongdoing. Seen through the eyes of one of the ‘NatWest Three’ who became a cause celebre whilst fighting extradition, it is an astonishing story, and a harrowing cautionary tale on the nightmares of the US criminal justice system. It is a scathing indictment of the UK’s rotten extradition laws, shovelled through Parliament in 2003 on the back of the ‘War against Terror’, and the cause of untold misery to countless British citizens and their families ever since. It is a clarion call for law change, and a rebalancing of our unequal relationship with our closest ally, the United States of America. It should be required reading for all politicians, businessmen, and anyone with an interest in civil liberties."
David Bermingham's A Price to Pay is a terrific complement to Cara Ellison's Blogging Enron: The Enron Broadband Story. Together, they begin to shed light on a number of systemic problems with the U.S. criminal justice system that are in desperate need of reform.
You can find both A Price to Pay and Blogging Enron: The Enron Broadband Story on Amazon.