04/20/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Dark Knight' Director's Brother Wanted for Murder?

Matthew Francis Nolan is wanted in Costa Rica for the kidnapping and murder of a Florida businessman. Nolan allegedly presented himself to the now-deceased Robert C. Cohen as an investor, claiming he wanted to do business in South America. A lot of families have black sheep, but who knew that Nolan's own brother might be the Joker? 2

The brother of Nolan -- director of the blockbuster "The Dark Knight" -- has his own dark tale, law enforcement officials allege. Nolan of the South Shore neighborhood, was under investigation by Chicago Police in a $700,000 bank-fraud scheme when FBI agents here nabbed him last month in connection with a 2005 killing in Central America. Nolan pretended he was interested in doing business in Costa Rica when the two met in a hotel. An accomplice kidnapped Cohen and the men tried to extort the money from Cohen's family ; but when that failed, they killed Cohen, Costa Rican authorities said. 1
  1. Brother of 'Dark Knight' director arrested (Chicago Sun Times)
  2. 'Dark Knight' Director's Brother Wanted for Murder? (Cinematical)

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