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  Asil Nadir: still guilty, then, after all these years
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Last EditedL'illusionniste  Aug 23, 2012 01:57pm
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AuthorHugh Muir
MediaNewspaper - Guardian
News DateThursday, August 23, 2012 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThough one should never feel sympathy for criminals, for at root, their trade is misery, it is easy to view the fall of Asil Nadir and the end of his incredible story with a pang of nostalgia. The people who plunder large corporations these days seem to be a charmless, hachet-faced lot. Asil Nadir always seemed a little different – and then there was the bizarre troupe of characters that gravitated towards him.

Think first of all of those who lost money to help him live the high life, because there is no such thing as a victimless crime, and Nadir siphoned millions from institutions and blameless individuals to pay off his debts.


But think then about the way it all played out. This was crime as soap opera.

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