‘It's a tale worthy of a spy novel,’ the judge said. - USA Today
The Konanykhin case is truly exotic and for nearly two weeks it transformed
Judge John Bryant’s court into a spellbinding seminar on international intrigue.
- The Washington Post
A tale of intrigue.
- The Intelligencer Record
Russian Bill Gates
- WJLA TV / ABC
Representing himself through much of the process, Konanykhin managed to
convince an immigration judge of an alleged INS and KGB conspiracy and cover-up.
Following the court’s admonishment, the INS agreed to drop all charges and also
pay $100,000. The judge also ordered an investigation of the Justice Department. In
separate actions, Konanykhin subsequently won multimillion dollar libel judgments
against two Russian newspapers. A $100 million lawsuit against the Justice Department
is pending, alleging perjury, fraud, torture and witness tampering by U.S government
officers on behalf of the Russian Mafia.
- Los Angeles Daily Journal
Imagine you are a teenage physics genius who quickly amasses a $300 million
empire of real estate and banking ventures, has dozens of cars, six hundred employees,
several mansions and two hundred bodyguards—but you are nonetheless kidnapped
by those you trusted, threatened with torture and death, and have your entire empire
stolen from you one dark night in Budapest. You escape with your life by racing through
Eastern-block countries and flying to New York on stashed-away passports—only to
have the KGB and Russian Mafia hell-bent on your hide and the U.S. government
jailing you and conspiring to serve you up into their clutches. All this before your 29th
birthday. Sound like a Tom Clancy thriller? No. . . just a slice in the life of Alexander
- Profit magazine
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