BLIGHT AT THE OPERA
By RICHARD WILNER [NY Post, 28 May 05]
Alberto Vilar, a hotshot millionaire money manager and the Metropolitan Opera’s largest benefactor, was hauled before a federal judge yesterday on charges he stole $5 million from a client — and then used part of the money to make a donation to his alma mater.
Vilar, 64, was nabbed by U.S. postal inspectors at 8:15 p.m. Thursday after stepping off a plane at Newark Airport. His business partner, Gary Tanaka, 62, was also arrested as he relaxed at an East Side hotel.
Click here for remainder of article.