Nixon Family Benefactor Dead?

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A fugitive from American fraud and bribery charges since the 1970s, Robert Vesco may have died in Cuba, which jailed him for a more than a decade.

The Associated Press reports that a Robert Vesco died and was buried last year in Havana, but quotes an American writer who interviewed Vesco as having doubts.

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A $200,000 bribe to Nixon’s Committee to Re-Elect the President over a Securities & Exchange Commission investigation was among the charges that led Vesco to flee the US.

Before the fall Vesco collected the bad seeds of several First Families.

nixons-donald-nixon.JPG Vesco knew failed restaurateur and Nixon brother Donald Nixon, who testified at the bribe trial, and employed Donald Nixon Jr. One of Franklin Roosevelt’s sons was also charged by the SEC.

Vesco ended up in Cuba after hiding out in several Caribbean nations. Among other dubious schemes he worked with Donald Junior on aids cures before the Cubans jailed him for 13 years. Nixon got off with a month’s house arrest.

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