The Fugitive Accuser

With the American flag in the study and nautical mementos scattered about the spacious hillside villa, it could be the home of a retired U.S. admiral. Instead, it is the suburban Athens residence-in-exile of P. Takis Veliotis, a former General Dynamics top executive and now the company's nemesis. Veliotis, 58, fled to his native Greece in 1983, one step ahead of a federal indictment charging that he took $1.3 million in kickbacks from a subcontractor. Safe from extradition and supported by funds that are not among the $6 million in personal assets that General Dynamics says it impounded, Veliotis claims to...

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