EXECUTIVES: An Unlikely Lecturer

The speaker was a thin, quietly dressed man looking older than his 55 years. His lecture consisted of 36 minutes of platitudes about the virtues of capitalism and the need for freer international trade and investments. At the end, the 43 University of Minnesota students who had turned out on a snowy day gave him perfunctory applause.

Yet the lecture had one remarkable aspect: the fact that it occurred at all. The speaker was Michele Sindona, the once reclusive Italian financier who is being sought for fraud by the Italian government. A...

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