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Whitewashing the scandal that felled Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski
Whitewashing the scandal that felled Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski

When Dennis Kozlowski leaves prison on parole this week, having served more than eight years for 22 felonies, he will find comfort in Catherine Neal's new book. But for everyone else, the account, which declares the former Tyco chief executive innocent of stealing from the conglomerate, is disappointing. Neal's book, "Taking Down the Lion: The Triumphant Rise and Tragic Fall of Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski," is published by Palgrave Macmillan. Kozlowski's name is embedded in the history of the U.S. corporate scandals that began with the collapse of Enron in late 2001. Details of the case were lurid. They included the Roman orgy-themed party for his...

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