Herbert R. Axelrod
Herbert R. Axelrod (b. 1927), tycoon, author, adventurer, ichthyologist, violinist, stringed instrument collector, philanthopist, aquaculture specialist, pioneered the photography and breeding of tropical fish and founded Tropical Fish Hobbyist magazine. Charged for tax fraud and sentenced in 2005 for 1.5 years inprisonment (see below).
Canada is home of the Axelrod Institute of Ichthyology
Caught leaving a plane in Berlin and brought to the US. NYTimes: “Once a Violin-Collecting Philanthropist, Now a Prisoner: A Fugitive Is Brought to Court”
It then turned out that many of his donated instruments were not what they appeared to be. NYTimes: “The Dark Side of a Windfall”
Stentenced in 2005. NYTimes, March 27, 2005: “BRIEFINGS: JUSTICE; PHILANTHROPIST SENTENCED”