Mystery of The Moneybags

The collapse of a shadowy financier's bank exposes the chaos engulfing Serbia

Back when he was running one of the hottest banks in Belgrade, before its * spectacular collapse last month, Jezdimir Vasiljevic was known for his financial bravado, his wild ties and his even wilder statements. But last week the stocky and shadowy man known as "Jezda the Boss" was holed up in Israel, condemning Serbian aggression in the Balkan war and hatching plans to preside over a government-in-exile. Such grandiose schemes come naturally to Vasiljevic, 45, the maverick entrepreneur who sponsored last year's Bobby Fischer-Boris Spassky chess match in Yugoslavia and has variously been suspected of everything from gun- running to...

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