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Forbes: Billionaire Scandals of 2012

Rausing Family Tragedy

This year's most bizarre billionaire story is also the saddest. In July, Hans Kristian Rausing, 49-year-old scion of a Swedish milk carton fortune, was arrested on suspicion of drug possession in South London. Police then searched his five-story mansion in the city’s pricey Cadogan Place and found the body of his American-born wife Eva. The couple had struggled with addiction for years; Eva had once been arrested trying to smuggle heroin and crack into a party at London's U.S. Embassy. It emerged during police investigations that Hans had been living alongside Eva's corpse for some weeks. He was charged with "preventing the lawful and decent burial" of his late wife, who was subsequently found to have died of a cocaine overdose.
(AP)

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