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  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing (June 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1426910312
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426910319
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,774,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gina Bella on July 5, 2009
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In this era of unprecedented investment theft, this "Diary of a SEC-Sanctioned Swindle" stands out. It details one man's odyssey to discover how thousands of investors were fleeced out of hundreds of millions of dollars by the Syntax-Brillian Corporation. Along his journey he discovers corporate CEOs cooking the books, unethical lawyers who defend them, regulators who ignored his and other investors' cries for intervention, a predatory hedge fund and the complicit bankruptcy judge who was in their pocket.

It is a complex web of deceit and intrigue, yet Ahmed Amr spins an engaging and compelling story. While his book points to a corporate and securities culture so corrupt and a regulatory system so broken, he ultimately gives hope that together--through activism--we can fix the system before it's too late.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dena M. D. on October 22, 2009
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This book is a must read anyone in the stock market. This two year scam involved illegal conveyance of corporate assets to offshore accounts, embezzlement, money laundering to the Caribbean, fraudulent filings with the SEC , stock price manipulation, and illegal trading. Read about how all the senior officers are now on the run. They can't even be located in Taiwan and some of the money found its way to money laundering havens in the British Virgin Islands. You won't be dissapointed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Getyoung 53 on December 30, 2009
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I state without reservation that Syntax Brillian was formed as a result of a Taiwanese conspiracy to defraud the investors of the company. This is a tale of a Taiwanese conspiracy that used the US equities market to bilk investors. They filled the tub here and drained it in Taiwan. Vince Solitto, an American as CEO, proclaimed that this was not one of those private Taiwanese companies like e-machines & Vizio who sets up shop here and transfers the profits to Taiwan then goes out of business then sets up shop again (under a new name). NO, this was a public company! The crime has gotten bolder!

The sad part was that, in order to do what they did, the Taiwanese conspirators needed help (and got it) from entities and persons here in the US. Not only did the Taiwanese conspirators expect to bilk investors and make much more money than they ever would have running a legitimate business, once this round was over they planned on coming back for more (the OIG stalking horse buyer). There was a selfish motive for filing this bankruptcy in the manner in which it was filed as opposed to another manner that would have been more honest.

The next chapters are still being written (as of 12/30/09).

This is a search for justice in legal system that only can be won by the average citizen (non lawyers).
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By Zeldock on April 14, 2013
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"The Sheep and the Guardians" is a frustrating cross between an autobiography and a legal brief. The book apparently began life as a submission to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the case of Syntax-Brillian Corporation. But if you just want to learn about the Syntax-Brillian debacle, there's plenty of information readily available online, including info about significant developments since this book was last updated. (To put it in very basic terms, a gang of foreign nationals, plus a couple of Americans, used the company as a vehicle to rip off unsuspecting investors and creditors, secretly siphoning whatever cash the company raised into various hiding-places in Asia. The company lasted less than three years before filing bankruptcy in summer 2008.)

As is typical in corporate bankruptcies, Syntax-Brillian's stock became worthless. One of the unfortunate souls left holding shares in the company when the music stopped was Ahmed Amr, a middle-aged man who (as he explains in "The Sheep") had invested his entire life savings in Syntax-Brillian. When the company failed, he and several other stockholders launched a shoestring crusade against the directors, executives, and anyone else they thought was to blame.

Amr's role in the crusade is one part of what this book is about. He's actually a good writer: When he sticks to his personal experiences, such as getting robbed while a teenager, or spending the night in a rental car because he couldn't afford a hotel, he's able to draw the reader in effortlessly. Those and a few other fine passages show that Amr had the potential to write an interesting 100-200 page memoir about his own financial disaster and the other mom-and-pop stockholders he met during his odyssey through various branches of the justice system.
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By Joe on June 5, 2012
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As someone who knew James Li and his cronies, this is a sensitive topic. We had a hunch something was going (before we were even selling HDTVs) but had no idea it was this huge.
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