Boris Kostelanetz

Boris Kostelanetz

Boris Kostelanetz (1911, June 16 - 2006, January 31) was a leading tax lawyer.

Childhood

Boris Kostelanetz born in St. Petersburg, Russia on June 16, 1911, to a wealthy Russian family. Following the Russian Revolution of 1917, Boris and his family moved to New York in 1920.

Career

He began as an accountant at Price Waterhouse in 1933. Attended St. John's University Law School. After graduation, he got a position at the Attorney General's office, Boris was a special assistant to the Attorney General in 1939. He help expose the link between the mob and the movie industry and lead to the conviction of some criminal figures. Boris Kostelanetz was appointed to chief of the war frauds section in Justice Department shortly afterwards. Kostelanetz was also a trustee for New York University and also president of the New York County Lawyer's Association and chairman of the character and fitness committee of the Appellate Division. Boris Kostelanetz died on January 31, 2006

Other Info

* Brother of Composer Andre Kostelanetz
* Some clients of his were Nelson A. Rockefeller and Anthony Conrad, former head of RCA
* Richard Kostelanetz his son is a well know artist, author and critic

References

* [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/04/business/04kostelanetz.html New York Times obit]


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