Chasing The Prodigal Son

Will the man accused of being one of Eastern Europe's most successful scamsters ever have his day in court? Czech prosecutors asked a Prague court to issue an international warrant for the arrest of Viktor Kozeny, 40, who lives in the Bahamas and has already been indicted in the U.S. for grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office accused him of pocketing $182 million from a group of American investors in an Azerbaijani privatization scheme that never took place. The Czechs want him in connection with separate allegations that he defrauded 250,000 small investors of...

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