Jason Leopold lays bare the cut-throat worlds of journalism, politics and high finance. Leopold went from a life of drug abuse and petty crime to become an award-winning investigative journalist who exposed some of the biggest corporate and political scandals in recent American history. He broke key stories about the California energy crisis and Enron Corporation's infamous phoney trading floor. While he exposed high-rolling hucksters and double-dealing politicians, Leopold hid the secrets of his own felonious past, terrified that he would be discovered.
Jason Leopold is a former Los Angeles bureau chief of Dow Jones Newswires. He has worked for the Los Angeles Times and has been a frequent guest on CNBC. His articles have appeared in The Nation, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.