The Coeur d’Alene/Wheaton Soap Opera

From Bloomberg:

The takeover battle for Canadian gold producer Wheaton River Minerals took a bizarre turn on Wednesday when it emerged that the twin brother of the chief executive of Coeur d’Alene Mines, which wants to buy Wheaton, has warned Wheaton’s management against a merger. In correspondence seen by the Financial Times, Patrick Wheeler accused his brother, Coeur chairman and chief executive Dennis Wheeler, of running the company into the ground.