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The Wolf Pack : Power, Money, Corruption, p.1Gerald Sathiyasiva / Thrillers & Crime
Power, Money, Corruption.
THE WOLF-PACK Copyright © 2015 by Gerald Sathiyasiva.
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What is this book about?
Everyone has a story
The other guy
The Fall of One and the rise of another
This is Gotti Here
The Beginning of War
All is fair in life
The City on Fire
From the Ashes
5 Years is a long time
The King is Back
The Second Term
Making a King
The Making of Gotti
In 5 Years Time
What is this book about?
Most books have an antagonist and a protagonist, in this book there are just two characters fighting for what they believe in, don’t worry it’s not justice and peace or a war between good and evil. This book is about a war between two humans, the way humans are. This is about Politics, Money, Power, Corruption, Betrayal and Hatred.
Both characters have their flaws, reasons and motives to do what they do, it’s up to you, The Reader to decide who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist, My Job as the author is to make sure you have the hardest time deciding so. Even if you don’t decide that, it is still an enjoyable book. This book tries to highlight the real world situation and how all human beings have a set of motives and reasoning behind their actions no matter how disturbing they are, but these reasons make sense only to the individual.
Everyone Has a Story
Do you see this? Everything I built lying in ruins, even the dust hasn’t settled yet. But they are already here to pick up the pieces, to take a share of the prize like vultures. You would be a fool if you believed me when I say I didn’t care much for this material possessions and that I cared only for the job. How could I not? I built this with my own two hands for 40 years.
Who am I to have built all this? I wasn't a king or a president, I wasn't a politician or a businessman, and I wasn't in the armed forces or a gangster. Because when I was 5 my father told me
'Don't be king, Be a Kingmaker. They stay in power longer'
We didn't have much growing up, in Stalin’s Russia. Communism ruled. I lived in a communal flat sharing it with two other families. I chased around cockroaches with a stick to pass time. You know why I'm ruthless? Because the last person I got emotional with was shot to death in the purge. My father though no fault of his own, but just because of a matter of birth was a 2nd cousin of one of Stalin’s enemies, who was persecuted earlier. But according to Stalin’s paranoia my father might have been a threat in the future during the purge, so my father shipped me off to here. I wrote to him every week while surviving here, doing small odd jobs they would give any 8 year old. After a few months the letters stopped coming, he told me he will join me here, but he didn't.
Why did I want to be a kingmaker? I never wanted to be under someone's control ever again. Tell me, would you?
So How did I become this?
You see power lies in 3 things Money, Persuasion and Ruthlessness.
Money you can earn, Persuasion you can learn but ruthlessness you have to be born with. There's no room for emotions in this game, no place for the imitator, no place for second place or crybabies. You either have it or you don't.
My first partner or right hand guy or whatever you want to call it (Let's call him Anwar) was the guy who wanted to destroy the first company I built with my two hands. Instead the next day there was a very embarrassing secret about the company he was working for leaked in the papers. The public went crazy, the stocks plummeted ( the very stocks I shorted) lawsuits ensued and the company went under, 500 people lost their jobs and of course yours truly took over that market share as well. But I wanted to know who was this person crazy enough to challenge me, so I made a call, out popped his name. I gave him a call, to my surprise in his voice there was no sense of guilt or shame, there only was the 'nothing to lose attitude' I had used to build my first company. At first I wanted to squash him, but then I realized I could use him and I needed that attitude back in my life so I offered a job to my surprise he took it when I offered him a higher pay than his former company, to be honest it was just money motivating him to take me out so I paid him more.
A lot of people assume the way to get power or riches is to attack your rivals and competitors, it is not. If that were true only gangsters would be successful. No, I befriend my competitors and rivals. First my right hand offers them the gift of friendship, the opportunity to work with me and we both get richer and my left hand is empty looking for something I can use against him in case he denies my request for friendship or goes against me in the future.
You must think I'm a terrible person now, or even a Machiavellian villain; unmistakably I have learnt not to care.
Anyway back to what matters, Me. I'm not a pessimist or optimist or opportunist or realist, I am whatever is required of me at the time, not by others but for my own goals.
You probably think I'm exaggerating or I'm a narcissist. You are partly right. I'm a narcissist, how else can you survive in this world that is constantly telling you, you are not good enough.
You want a fairy tale? This is not it. You want an uplifting story? this is not it. This is how the real world works, get used to it. The world is not a jungle anymore, where you either fight or run forever, you don't get to run they will hunt you down if you start to run. It's a piece of rock with vital food sources disappearing fast, get to it first and you will survive. Simple as that.
The Other Guy
This empire turned to dust! I want to see the wealth he collected, the power and his kingmaker status broken to shreds. Not only that, I want to see more, I want to see him begging to be let go, but of course he will never beg. He would rather die.
I just want to do good work, take down corrupt government officials and these so called king makers who take away power from people. Do good for people and help others, believe me yet? No? Good, don't believe me. I don't care about all that, I want to be The King! I don't need thank you's and love from people, just give me the crown. But I realized early on to get the crown I need to be loved by the people make sure they think I'm a good person.
Why? You see I'm the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission with a spotless record. You think these spotless people are actually good? No, they are spotless because they know how to cover their weaknesses. My next goal you ask? Chairman of the treasury and next? President of this horrible example of a country, sorry this shining example of a prospering country I love.
Why do I hate him so much? I studied about him in college, I always knew there was more to him than all the success he had his public relations team feed the media as a business tycoon, the great business icon "Gotti", we were supposed to aspire to be like him. I despised that; people should have wanted to be like me, smart, resourceful and know to hide behind the mask of public perception. He was too gutsy, my mother always told me
"A man has to wear at least two masks one to show the world who to see him as, and the other to show his friends and family who to see him as. He should only reveal his true identity to himself. "
Gotti didn't care to wear a mask, I did. I was smarter.
The Fall of One and The Rise of Another
At the Securities and Exchange Commission, I made it my habit to take down brokers and traders who were assisting celebrities, businessmen, Godfathers and politicians. When I went after the traders the linked Celebrities, hedge fund managers and Politicians went down too, not to jail but they usually got away with a big fine; it wasn’t much but it was enough to get the media attention on me. To be known as the just and right man in the nation who was fearless to take down corrupt officials despite their power, just the right kind of man to one day rule the nation.
To become the chairman however of the security and exchange commission I needed a big fish, Maybe a shark or a Whale. I needed to bring in what the others couldn't, so I chose Gotti, Charles Gottberg. But he wouldn't come easy, but I knew a man of his stature will have enemies disposed everywhere, why? A key to power is to divide and conquer. What did I need to do now? Well join his enemies together quietly, to provide me with ammunition to take him down.
Of course that didn't work, cause they were too scared to be the first person to come forward and join my crusade. I needed the first person to come forward, after which the flood gates will open and Gotti will be the Bill Cosby of the financial and political world.
Fortune favors the brave, so it favored me. One of Gotti's long time rivals and former friend was dying of terminal cancer, he agreed to come forward, what did he have to lose? nothing now anyway compared to what he had before he fell out with Gotti. He wanted to die with respect, with the government acknowledging his help in bringing down Gotti, and his family name "Appadoo" being respected as the family that did what was right. He testified to Gotti's tax evasion, it was a small charge but it was enough to get the Attorney General to launch a bigger investigation against him.
I predicted after the first crack the flood gates will open and they did. Charges of stock manipulation, tax evasion, insider trading, bribing officials, blackmail of officials not abiding to his will. All of them came through me. The media covered it like vultures, I got my media attention just as I wanted. However just before the current chairman retired I was called into a meeting with him, he told me everything except have me sign the dotted lines as the new chairman. Which I did a month later.
This is Gotti Here
My money is frozen but the second and third key to power I still have in my possession. How long do you think it is going to take for a high court judge to declare I’m innocent? Especially considering the fact that my medical labs supply him with his monthly Methadone. He will lose his family, his career and everything, especially in this country. It sounds like an empty threat? It's supposed to. In war appear strong only when you are weak and appear weak whenever you are strong.
How was I so stupid to not finish off Appadoo? See, I was ruthless in my pursuit of power but as always there was a girl. She wasn't an angel and she wasn't trying to be, neither was she the devil but she could challenge him if she wanted to. I loved that about her, she left me after a few years, she didn’t give a reason and frankly I got distracted with work. She used to whisper in my ear "Am I all that you want?" I don’t think she would have liked my answer then or I don’t think my answer would be different now. What? Oh you believe people can change? (Laughs) No, they don’t. The sooner you believe that, the better for you.
I think she made me a little better, a little inhuman. Emotionless. But she taught me the importance of appearances. Maybe that is why I felt according to the world I should have felt a slight sense of guilt of putting my former best friend in jail and left Ruven Appadoo alone after taking away everything he had, without putting him in jail. That was the first and last time I cared what the world thought of me. Today that happened to be my downfall. But then again what is point of having enough power to get away with anything if I don't use it.
During World War 2, the Japanese had kamikaze fighter Pilots ones they would send into enemy countries to bomb, only difference was they didn't have fuel to fly back so they would crash the planes to vital resources of the nation and die with it.
Anwar was my kamikaze pilot, his target was himself. But he loved money not loyalty so I can't let him know he is going fall on the sword for me, I have lead him to the sword he has to fall on it himself.
The charges against me? According to my Lawyers I didn't commit any of them, Anwar did. Anwar doesn't know I know of his late meetings with Wilson about taking me down, my defense was planned then but I had let the snake come out on its hole, I couldn't drag it out because I didn't know it was a snake. Once it was out, it was my duty to cut off it’s poisonous head.
My defense? Well basically my power of attorney for the companies charged with the crimes were transferred to Anwar dated 5 years earlier and I had flight tickets for all the days and months of the supposed charges and more. It wasn't a big defense but it was enough for my team of lawyers to make Anwar the main perpetrator and let me get away with a fine for 7 million.
The Beginning of War
Why was my empire in ruins? Wilson had to have something against me. But I don’t have time to think of that or what it is. In my eyes, all that mattered to him was trying to bring a shark in to become the Chairman and he got his goal but didn't get me, He got Anwar. He wasn't finished.
You see in life for everything you do, there's supposed to be karma. In the real world there's no karma; there's only revenge. You know why people forget the good things you do but remember the bad things? For the reason that, there is pleasure for them in taking revenge but not in gratitude.
They get to feel important and powerful when taking revenge or pointing out your mistakes, the opposite of gratitude.
I had made a fool of Wilson and the big chairman now wanted revenge. But what is the point of having all this money back if I wasn't going to use it. I used my offshore accounts under Anwar's Name to transfer 500,000 to Wilson's Personal Account. The daily journal got hold of this news and started poking around, Anwar's trial decision was in a few weeks and this didn't look good for Wilson either.
If my bullet hit the mark accurately I would have gotten a snake and a wolf off my back forever. You see life isn't about playing a good hand well; it's about playing a poor hand extremely well
All is fair in Life
I expected Gotti to hit back but not like this, this was under the table even for him. The SEC didn't want to stand by someone with a bad reputation but don't you remember? I had a spotless reputation so they are going to have to stand by me. This allegation is nothing but a fake flare to draw the attention away from Gotti. It would take time to investigate and prove that I'm innocent in this. But till then I need to deal with this Public relations storm. He taught me something important in life, all is fair.
My meetings with Anwar before the complaints against Gotti were filed didn't help either. Gotti made it look like Anwar wanted to take out his boss, which he had tried before and take his place. Basically What Gotti had done to Anwar's former company, but this time with my help to take down Gotti. Brilliant plan actually but my reputation I had built all my life will give me enough time to wade this out till I'm proven innocent.
In the meantime I needed something big to take down the entire empire, not just the bricks and mortar. I wanted the whole thing in dust. What better way to break an empire than shake it at it's foundations. It can't be done within a day or with a single stroke, it has to take out the foundations of his empire. How do you starve and kill a lion? You put it in a cage and cut away it's food source. I can’t believe zoos do this legally. I just needed to get Gotti into a cage and cut away his money and get hold of the things he has against his rivals and competitors; and he wouldn't survive.
The City on Fire
To shake Gotti's foundation I need to first take away his money, as proven already financial crimes investigations are not enough for that. I need to support his business competitors, his rivals. So investment banks and finance companies other than his were taken off the high priority list for possibility to commit financial crimes only his companies were on the list, a small mistake or even a small move and I will know. Imagine 300 investigators focusing solely on 3 companies instead of the usual 25? Your every move will be scrutinized. His rivals grew knowing SEC didn't care about them, I will go after them after Gotti I have their records in the servers anyway. His investors slowly moved to his rivals who made a higher return on their investment. There were only one or two investors with his firms and banks now.
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