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Stranger than Fiction: The Bre-X Gold Scandal

Stranger than Fiction: The Bre-X Gold Scandal

The Story


It had all the elements of a great novel: a dramatic rags to riches story, a mysterious suicide (or was it murder?) and a scandalous international fraud. But the Bre-X saga wasn't fiction -- much to the chagrin of the many who lost money in 1997. Thousands of investors were duped by the small Calgary-based mining company that falsely claimed to have struck gold in Indonesia.