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  • doestagiterdun doestagiterdun Jun 26, 2013 2:46 PM Flag

    Marc Rich -- can he buy his way into heaven?

    in 1983, while he was in Switzerland, Rich was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury on more than 50 counts of fraud, racketeering, trading with Iran during the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis and evading more than $48 million in income taxes.

    At the time it was the largest tax evasion case in U.S. history and could have earned him more than 300 years in prison.

    Although the Swiss refused to arrest or extradite Rich, he stayed on the FBI's Most Wanted List, narrowly escaping capture in Finland, Germany, Britain and Jamaica, until Clinton granted him a pardon on Jan. 20, 2001 — the day he handed over the keys to the White House to George W. Bush.

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