Business: Vesco in Costa Rica

In the two years since Robert Lee Vesco took control of Investors Overseas Services, the Geneva-based mutual fund empire created by Bernard Cornfeld, he has gone from virtual anonymity to worldwide notoriety. Last week he was indicted in the U.S. for conspiracy and obstruction of justice in connection with an unreported $200,000 donation he made to President Nixon's re-election campaign. Vesco, 37, is also the chief target of one of the largest security-fraud suits ever brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Investigations of his activities have forced him to move his...

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