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Legacy: Gangsters, Corruption and the London Olympics [9781448217410]

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When billions poured into the neglected east London borough hosting the 2012 Olympics, a turf war broke out between crime families for control of a now valuable strip of land.

Using violence, guile and corruption, one gangster, the Long Fella, emerged as a true untouchable.

A team of local detectives made it their business to take him on until Scotland Yard threw them under the bus and the business of putting on 'the greatest show on earth' won the day.

Award-winning journalist Michael Gillard took up where they left off to expose the tangled web of chief executives, big banks, politicians and dirty money where innocent lives are destroyed and the guilty flourish.

Gillard's efforts culminated in a landmark court case, which finally put the Long Fella and his friends on trial exposing London's real Olympic legacy.
AUTHOR: Michael Gillard is an award winning journalist who writes for The Sunday Times amongst other outlets following a stint on BuzzFeed UK's investigation team. Gillard worked for over ten years at The Sunday Times. In 2004, he published Untouchables: Dirty Cops, Bent Justice and Racism in Scotland Yard with his co-author Laurie Flynn. In 2015, he published For Queen and Currency, Audacious fraud, greed and gambling at Buckingham Palace exposing corruption amongst a group of Royal Protection Officers, under option with Slim Productions. A two-time winner of Investigation of The Year in the British press awards, in 2013 Gillard was voted Journalist of the Year for his investigation of David Hunt, organized crime and the London 2012 Olympics.

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