The Case of the Indian Trader: Billy Malone and the National Park Service Investigation at Hubbell Trading Post (Hardcover)

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This is the story of Billy Gene Malone and the end of an era. Malone lived almost his entire life on the Navajo Reservation working as an Indian trader; the last real Indian trader to operate historic Hubbell Trading Post. In 2004, the National Park Service (NPS) launched an investigation targeting Malone, alleging a long list of crimes that were similar to Al Capone. In 2005, federal agent Paul Berkowitz was assigned to take over the year- and-a-half-old case. His investigation uncovered serious problems with the original allegations, raising questions about the integrity of his supervisors and colleagues as well as high-level NPS managers.

In an intriguing account of whistle-blowing, Berkowitz tells how he bypassed his chain-of-command and delivered his findings directly to the Office of the Inspector General.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780826348593
ISBN-10: 0826348599
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication Date: May 15th, 2011
Pages: 354
Language: English