case of the indian trader

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.

Paul Berkowitz is a retired criminal investigator for the National Park Service. He finished out his career working as a supervisory special agent in Chinle, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Maria's Bookshop
960 Main Ave
81301-5122 Durango
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ISBN: 9780826348593
Availability: Out of Print
Published: University of New Mexico Press - May 15th, 2011

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