Kazakh Banker Saga Spins Intrigue, Politics, Cash

December 6, 2014 7:57 AM

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Traced to a Cote d'Azur villa by private detectives for the bank he once led, the Kazakh oligarch-turned-dissident is dwarfed by the masked French court guards flanking him. He is the smallest man in the room.

Mukhtar Ablyazov is nonetheless a huge problem for Western governments, forced to choose between abetting a resource-rich authoritarian regime or defending a man who is known to have hidden millions ? and happens to be a rare force for political opposition in his homeland.

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