Crimelord: The Licensee by Mr David Leslie
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Crimelord: The Licensee
By Mr David Leslie

Crimelord: The Licensee

The True Story of Tam McGraw

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Crimelord: The Licensee by Mr David Leslie

Book Description

"Crimelord" is the gripping life story of elusive multimillionaire gangster Tam McGraw. A notorious criminal kingpin, McGraw has risen from extreme poverty in the East End of Glasgow to become one of Scotland's wealthiest men. When hash started to flood into Scotland from the late 1980s onwards, suspicion centred on McGraw, leader of the infamous Barlanark Team. After a two-year surveillance operation, police discovered the drug had been hidden in buses carrying young footballers and deprived Glasgow families on free holidays abroad. It was a scam reminiscent of the movie "The Italian Job", only this time Scots kids had been sitting on hash worth over GBP40 million. Police claimed McGraw was the financier and mastermind but in 1998 a jury declared him innocent while other suspects were jailed. As McGraw refuses to discuss his life publicly, his remarkable tale is told through friends, fellow crooks and the occasional rival. It is an outrageous, often hilarious, true gangster story.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845961664
ISBN-10: 1845961668
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mr David Leslie

David Leslie has worked for the News of the World since 1970. Since then, he has covered scores of major stories, including the tragedies of Zeebrugge, Piper Alpha, Lockerbie and Dunblane. He has been based in Glasgow since 1994, concentrating on crime and major investigations.

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