Marc Rich's Road to Riches

A wily oil trader is charged with America's biggest tax fraud

Only a year ago, hardly anyone outside the close-knit world of commodities trading would have recognized the name Marc Rich. Obsessively reclusive, Rich kept his billion-dollar business behind frosted glass. But now Rich is on his way to becoming infamous as a white-collar fugitive. After 18 months of investigation, a grand jury in Manhattan last week accused Rich and some of his associates of evading at least $48 million in U.S. income taxes. U.S. attorneys called the case "the largest tax-evasion scheme...

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