Ben-Abraham, Avi

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Ben-Abraham, Avi Gender: M
born on 18 November 1957
Place Kfar-Saba, Israel, 32n20, 34e46
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
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Israeli modern-day charlatan who posed as a doctor, scientist, prodigy, and other lofty positions while hob-knobbing with the wealthy and powerful.

He announced his (phony) cure for AIDS and made off with millions of investment dollars in a scam. Sophisticated investors contributed large amounts of money for the non-existent vaccine, and he was subsequently forced to resign from the company he founded, BioSante Pharmaceuticals of Lincolnshire, Ill.

Ben-Abraham has spent the past two decades surfacing, disappearing and resurfacing in the company of presidents, prime ministers, Hong Kong billionaires,

European royalty, Hollywood moguls and members of the Kennedy family. Although he failed to win election, Ben-Abraham, a political neophyte, gained a coveted place two years ago on the ruling Likud Party's slate of candidates for the Israeli parliament through the personal intervention of then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Ed Kohout quotes a news article in the ChicagoTribune for date; time unknown, on ACT 7/24/01


  • Traits : Personality : Aggressive/ brash
  • Traits : Personality : Liar/ Fraud
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (Fraud)