Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Swiss Financial Terrorist !

A Swiss businessman, Nessim D. Gaon, has been doggedly trying to collect a debt from Russia for the past 14 years. Here are his "attempts "...
  • His most recent attempt was trying to seize 54 French paintings from the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow that had been on display in Switzerland.
  • filed suit to seize President Vladimir V. Putin's personal jet. (The French government had to intervene.)
  • In 2000, he managed to impound a Russian sailing ship in the French port of Brest - along with its crew - for 11 days until another court overturned the seizure.
  • He nearly appropriated two Russian fighter jets at an air show in Paris a year later.
Well, that's a fine way to go about doing business !

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