Milestones Sep. 9, 1996

SENTENCED. ROBERT VESCO, 60, fugitive American financier; to 13 years in prison for fraud and "illicit economic activities"; in Cuba. Vesco fled the U.S. in 1972 to escape prosecution for looting a mutual fund of some $200 million and for making an illegal contribution to Richard Nixon's campaign. After renouncing his citizenship, Vesco wandered the Caribbean and Latin America; in 1982 Castro gave him refuge in Cuba. Vesco was convicted for trying to market an unproven aids drug known as TX.

HOSPITALIZED. JAN-MICHAEL VINCENT, 52, television actor; for a broken neck suffered in an auto accident; in Mission Viejo, California. Police...

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