Bloomberg Businessweek US Magazine - July 04 - 11, 2022 (Double Issue)
In this issue
An Art Crime For the AGES
The trail of looted Cambodian antiquities leads from a British dealer to some of the world’s most revered institutions, not all of which are eager to give them back.
THE HEIST ISSUE
The lottery lawyer won their trust, then lost their mega millions ● A security company gets rebooted ● An LA crime wave that hit the rich and famous ● The biggest Bitcoin hack ever ● Faked deaths, oil scams, a crossword puzzle, AND MORE!
It's a MASSIVE Crime, Probably the LARGEST Art Theft in History
The looters arrived late in the afternoon at Koh Ker, a ruined 10th century city in northern Cambodia. They made their way through scrubby jungle to Prasat Krachap, a compact stone temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and his son Skanda. They walked carefully. The countryside was strewn with land mines, and on another expedition some of the looters had watched a wandering cow be blown up.
Don't Forget an Exit Plan
Did a novelty rapper and her startup-guy boyfriend commit history's biggest heist?
Security Is SYNERGY
Kneeling beneath a framed print of Thomas Kinkade’s painting A Peaceful Retreat, Roli Chiu, alarm system installer, began his work one day in March by unpacking boxes of devices inside a new customer’s living room.
Life Insurance for the Dead
A wave of fraudulent claims swept through the rural villages of India's northeast, until police crackdowns and Covid seemed to snuff them out-for a while, anyway | faked death
To the east of the Gay Fish Co. dock on South Carolina’s St. Helena Island, a new bridge soars above the water, high enough for the shrimp boats to clear as they head to sea. It hits ground near the gatehouse for the private Harbor Island, where some of the colorful triple-decker beach homes have backyard tennis courts and putting greens.
The Tortured Truth
Bobomurod Abdullayev was a decent enough sports reporter, but he was a really good politics blogger. Household-name good. Getting-things-done good. So good that he lived in fear of government agents showing up to take him away.
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