December 5, 2022

EP. 167 — The Liar in Literature w/ Atsuko Okatsuka

What’s poppin’ Con-gregation? This week, Atsuko Okatsuka joins the show to discuss how Dan Mallory, the author of the best-selling novel “The Woman in the Window,” took many of the plot points from deception and fraud in his own life of publishing. Plus, Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of Theranos, was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison. Stay Schemin’!

Research by Kaelyn Brandt

Sources: 

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/11/a-suspense-novelists-trail-of-deceptions#main-content

https://www.nj.com/news/2022/05/nj-man-stole-150k-in-10-state-unemployment-fraud-feds-say.html

https://www.nj.com/news/2022/11/unemployment-scammer-who-stole-400k-bragged-on-instagram-pleads-guilty.html?outputType=amp

https://www.thecut.com/2019/02/the-best-character-in-the-dan-mallory-scammer-story.html#:~:text=Mallory%2C%20the%20author%20of%20the,to%20faking%20a%20British%20accent.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-47144368

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