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Passages

October 3 2005
UPFRONT

Passages

October 3 2005

Passages

DIED Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal, who, in his own words, worked most of his life as “the lawyer for six million dead people,” died at home in Vienna at age 96. An engineer in Ukraine,

Wiesenthal was interred in Nazi death camps, where 89 relatives died, from 1941 to 1945. His relentless efforts to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and bring its perpetrators to justice resulted in the capture and trial of 1,100 war criminals.

PLEADED GUILTY Conrad Black’s righthand man at Hollinger International, David Radler, 63, accepted a plea agreement in Chicago under which he would be sent to prison for 29 months and pay a US$250,000 fine for his role in a scheme to siphon US$32 million from the newspaper holding company. Radler was released on bail pending his testimony in the ongoing case.

DROPPED London supermodel Kate Moss,

31, lost lucrative contracts with cosmetics, perfume and retail giants such as Chanel and Burberry after newspaper photographs of her alleged-

ly snorting cocaine were published in Britain. Moss, the on-again, off-again girlfriend of notorious British rock star Pete Doherty, has a two-year-old daughter, Lila Grace, by magazine publisher Jefferson Hack.

SENTENCED In New York City, Tyco International chief Dennis Kozlowski, 58, and his CFO Mark Swartz, 45, were sentenced to no less than 8V3 years in prison, and must pay fines and restitution of US$170 million and US$72 million respectively for 22 counts of grand larceny and fraud.

Montreal ad exec Paul Coffin, 63, was convicted of fraud in the sponsorship scandal, but although he defrauded Ottawa of $1.6 million, he will serve no jail time. Coffin will spend two years less a day on a conditional sentence to be served in the community.