People and Business: Poacher turned gamekeeper

SAM JAFFA must be keeping his head down in the staff canteen over at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The PwC spokesman penned a lively tome, Great Financial Scandals, just before he switched careers from being a BBC reporter to accountancy PR man a couple of years ago. The book has a particularly lurid chapter on "The Robert Maxwell Affair", including Coopers & Lybrand's role as Maxwell's auditor.

Coopers went on to merge with Price Waterhouse to form PwC. Coincidentally Mr Jaffa's next chapter in the his book is on "BCCI - the bank of crack, cocaine and ice". The corrupt bank was, of course, audited by Price Waterhouse...