Vesco Redux

Now the charge is drugs

In the Fugitives Hall of Fame, Robert Vesco ranks as the most enterprising. The New Jersey financier fled the U.S. in 1972 after being indicted on charges that he looted $224 million from the Geneva-based Investors Overseas Services Ltd., and illegally donated $200,000 to Richard Nixon's re-election campaign. Since then Vesco has lolled in exile in the Caribbean, apparently in the Bahamas, safe from extradition efforts. He found himself in the headlines again last week: for the past four years, according to a report aired on NBC Nightly News, Robert Vesco has been directing a booming drug-smuggling...

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