MERCHANTS OF MENACE

A Four-Part True Crime Podcast Series 

 

In January 1980, following the mysterious death of Australian merchant banker Frank Nugan, his American business partner, Michael Hand, ordered the destruction of the bank's records, then disappeared and hasn't been seen since. A dozen Australian and international investigations failed to get to the bottom of the Nugan Hand bank's alleged involvement in gun-running and money laundering for drug traffickers and intelligence agencies, including the CIA. Three decades later, documentary filmmaker and author Peter Butt discovered chilling new evidence about the bankers' illicit operations. In the process, he uncovered the new identity and whereabouts of former CIA operative Michael Hand, one of the world's most elusive corporate fugitives.  © ZCAST / BLACKWATTLE PRESS

 

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EPISODE 1:  SHOT IN THE DARK

EPISODE 2:  GUNS, DRUGS & THE CIA

EPISODE 3:  THE BUSINESS OF MURDER

EPISODE 4:  HUNT FOR MICHAEL HAND

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This Podcast Series is adapted from the book 'Merchants of Menace - The True Story of the Nugan Hand Bank Scandal'

© Blackwattle Press

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Appearing in the Series

Clive Small - Senior Joint Task Force Investigator

Frank Walker - Attorney General of NSW

Doug Sapper - Nugan Hand Insider

John Dowd - Parliamentarian

Rick Porter - Corporate Affairs Investigator

Geoff Nicholson - Corporate Affairs Investigator

Bill McDonnell - Senior Detective

Phil Bailey - Narcotics Bureau Investigator

Col Wedderburn - Sergeant assisting the Coroner

Paul Owens - Lay Preacher

Production

Blackwattle Digital Media

Writer-Narrator

Peter Butt

Music

Guy Gross

Additional tracks by Kevin McLeod & BenSound

Location Film & Sound

Calvin Gardiner ACS - Engine

BLACKWATTLE  PRESS