“No, this is not about Martha Stewart (although I would love to talk to her at some point) … but about another woman’s journey through the justice system and how she made the most of it.
There is no shortage of books on white collar crime, most of which make for better case studies than full-length books. So, I was intrigued when I set out to read Holly Pasut’s account of her path to prison and how it set her free.
First, I’m not getting into the depths of a Pasut’s case here, but safe to say that the it is so complex that most would struggle to figure out exactly what she did wrong. Pasut was a nationally recognized real estate agent in Charlotte, NC beginning in the late90’s throughout the boom of 2007. Then came the crash and the beginning of one of the biggest investigations into mortgage fraud in the country, Operation Wax House, which led to the arrest of nearly 100 people. One of whom was Holly Pasut….”