THE $5 MILLION CONSPIRACY
That Destroyed a Disabled Decorated Vietnam Veteran's Career in His Hometown, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
A coverup for what appeared to be fraud, bribery, perjury, racism, discrimination, corruption, embezzlement, and sexual perversion by city leaders
Under the administration of City Managers Orville Powell and Bryce Stuart from 1972 to 2001, Allen Joines was considered a Golden Boy. But he received at least three administrative promotions because of work that Curtis Dixon completed, and he retired as Stuart’s Deputy City Manager after Dixon was fired following Stuart’s and Joines’ perjurious testimonies that a judge conveniently ignored. City Manager Stuart’s insistence that Joines lie about Dixon’s performance in court must have been troubling for Mayor Joines—but not enough to make amends. Based on his own evidence, Dixon believes that the five Black city council members at that time, who assured him that he would be vindicated, betrayed Dixon and accepted bribes from Stuart.
The $5 Million Conspiracy is the true story of how Curtis Dixon—a decorated war veteran—lost not only his hard-fought career but also his reputation due to corruption, racism, and politics.
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 370 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 16, 2021)
Genre: LAW / General