BENSON'S OBSESSION: part 2 Part of what makes the Richard Benson saga so compelling is that it starts with a display of moral courage. As a stockbroker in the late 60’s, Benson was unwilling to stand by and watch as hundreds of thousands of small investors lost their savings in a stock exchange swindle that enriched some of Johannesburg’s wealthiest and supposedly most respectable businessmen. The legal action Benson initiated on behalf of those investors led to much of his subsequent legal nightmare.

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