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Four Arrested in Austria for Neo-nazi Swindle; $2,000,000 Involved

Austrian police reported today the uncovering of a gigantic export swindle involving almost $2,000,000 which were used partly to finance an organization of neo-Nazis in Austria.

Police arrested four merchants and an attorney living in Salzburg but one of the leaders in the swindle, merchant Lothar Rafael, escaped to Munich. Police said that Rafael used some of the swindled funds to help support the “Sorbe,” which the Austrian Ministry of the Interior banned a year ago for neo-Nazi activity.