09/10/2012 08:59 am ET Updated Nov 10, 2012

Strange Bedfellows: Swindler, Stinger-missile Brokers, The CIA

A decade before he launched the celebrated Fort Lauderdale Trump Tower, Felix Sater hatched a bold plan to keep out of prison.

Charged in a New York securities scandal, the 46-year-old businessman traveled to his native Russia where he took on a unique role that went far beyond flipping on dangerous criminals.

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