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September 20, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Alpine principality of Liechtenstein Tuesday became the 160th and smallest member of the United Nations. The 61.7 square mile nation, squeezed between Switzerland and Austria, was so impoverished after World War I that the reigning prince had to dip into his personal fortune to buy food for a population reduced to less than half the 28,000 of today. The Liechtenstein family could afford it--they are second only to the British royal family in the possession of priceless art works.
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September 20, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Alpine principality of Liechtenstein Tuesday became the 160th and smallest member of the United Nations. The 61.7 square mile nation, squeezed between Switzerland and Austria, was so impoverished after World War I that the reigning prince had to dip into his personal fortune to buy food for a population reduced to less than half the 28,000 of today. The Liechtenstein family could afford it--they are second only to the British royal family in the possession of priceless art works.
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August 22, 2000 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After searching 10 years for the missing loot of a Medi-Cal fraud ring, state investigators have recovered $9.4 million from hidden bank accounts in the European principality of Liechtenstein. The illegal haul is being returned to California just as the leader of the ring, Marcus Fontaine, is finishing a 10-year federal prison term for mail fraud and money laundering convictions. Authorities suspect Fontaine planned to retrieve the stash after his release.
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