CEOs’ IN HANDCUFFS
“Society has come to believe that the term ‘crooked CEO’ is
—Robert S. Miller, CEO, Delphi
“Today’s companies are run not by entrepreneurs, but by traders
who are increasingly preoccupied with short-term gain and profits.”2
—Henry B. Schacht, former CEO of both
Cummins Engine and Lucent Technologies
LATE-AFTERNOON COMMUTER TRAFFIC HADN’T STARTED TO build yet, but Postal Inspector Ralph Nardo had no difficulty concealing his nondescript government sedan in the stream of cars crossing the George Washington Bridge. But as they were passing through New Jersey on Route 80, the suspects’ car suddenly veered toward an exit. “They made me,” Nardo thought. But then instead of trying to lose him, the suspects’ car turned left at the bottom of the exit ramp, shot across the bridge over the highway, and turned left again to reenter Route 80 going east. They were heading back to New York.
Meanwhile, Eleanor Berry and Rich Gutierrez, also postal inspectors, tailed a third suspect to Grand Central Terminal in midtown New York and followed him onto a commuter train bound for Greenwich, Connecticut. In Greenwich, they hopped into a waiting, unmarked car like any other suburban couple meeting friends and followed the suspect as he walked to an auto repair shop, where he picked up his car and drove back to New York.
By evening, all three suspects were in their apartment on Manhat-