02/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Austrian Woman Who Gathered Billions From Wealthy Investors For Madoff Drops Out Of Sight

With an aggressive style that stood out in the staid world of Austrian banking even more than her bouffant red wig, Sonja Kohn made few friends gathering billions for Bernard L. Madoff from wealthy investors in Russia and across Europe.

Now, she has even fewer. Mrs. Kohn has dropped out of sight, leaving the firm she founded, Bank Medici, in the hands of Austrian regulators, who took it over last week.

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