BRAZIL: The Gay Victim

A fugitive from justice in the U.S., where he is accused of stock swindles amounting to at least $14 million, Lowell M. Birrell, 52, is still living it up in Rio. Last week he whiled away the balmy tropical evenings in the company of beautiful women at the Copacabana Palace, Le Bon Gourmet and other nightspots, spending upwards of $200 a night on food, drink and fun. One night he even dined at the home of Colonel Eugenic Castilho Freire, warden of Central Prison, where he had been an honored guest while the officials brought a predictably fruitless deportation case...

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