Nation: Oh, what a Tangled Web

When Robert Vesco practices to deceive

He lives in a sprawling green and white house overlooking the Atlantic on New Providence Island in the Bahamas. He is much devoted to his wife Pat and their five children. By all accounts, he lives simply, though he does indulge himself occasionally. At his private dock are moored a 60-ft. motor cruiser, a 27-ft. fishing boat, three small motorboats and a sailboat,and his yard is crammed with expensive equipment for them.

For fugitive Financier Robert Vesco, 44, however, boating is only a pastime. He devotes his main energies to trying to quash federal indictments that...

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