Thursday, 05 October 2017 11:43

Blast from the past

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Your canine crusader hears that the failed former meat company chief executive Graeme Thompson is about to publish a book about his life - More Paddocks to Plough.

Apparently the tome will cover the Fortex years and the fraudster’s rehabilitation back into society and a successful wine exporting business. In 1996, Thompson was sentenced to six and a half year’s jail for falsifying the Fortex accounts. At the time, farmers reacted with disbelief which quickly turned to anger when they realised they would not be paid for lambs sent to the company for processing.Thompson says his motivation for the book is to leave a legacy for his children and grandchildren. However, your old mate suggests a better legacy would be a repayment to ripped-off farmers from any royalties from the book’s sale. Fat chance.


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