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Fugitive Financier Vesco Is Said to Have Died

Date: May 3, 2008
Authors: Marc Lacey and Jonathan Kandell
QUOTE: If Mr. Vesco indeed eluded the American authorities until his final day, it was the fitting end to his nearly four decades on the run. He was wanted for, among other things, bilking some $200 million from credulous investors in the 1970s, making an illegal contribution to Richard M. Nixon’s 1972 presidential campaign and trying to arrange a deal during the Carter administration to let Libya buy American planes in exchange for bribes to United States officials.

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