Nation: Missing Person

Did Sindona scamper?

He was an international financier with a personal fortune once estimated at $450 million. Nonetheless, when Michele Sindona, 59, was reported kidnaped in New York City last week, hardly any one showed signs of alarm about his safe ty, not even the federal prosecutors who had planned to try him next month for fraud. The charges stem from his pur chase in 1972 of a controlling interest in New York's Franklin National Bank, which collapsed two years later in the biggest bank failure in U.S. history. Reason for the calm: just about everyone figured that the kidnaping was a...

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