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"Prince Niki" Named As Currency Racketeer
AAP And Our Special Representative LONDON, April 14.
Latest figure in the currency scandal arising from allega- <*> tions that many British holi- <*> day makers abroad entered
into illegal transactions with Max Intrator. is "Prince Nilci," whose name is expected to be men tioned in several prosecutions. "Prince Nfld." described as "tall, slim and fair-haired," is alleged to be an agent of "Black Max" (In trator). who is awaiting trial in Paris on' charges of trafficking in currency. The "prince" is reputed to be a middle-aged Ukranian named Nicholas Khanovitch. who has been working as a dancing-partner in night clubs In Paris and the Riviera. It is alleged that be has no right to the title, being a displaced per son who reached France, where he acquired a passport. Elsa Graves, a former model for the sculptor Jacob Epstein, who was fined £550 at Bow street today for currency offences, said that she was rescued from a "nightmare holi day" when the "very handsome Prince Niki" offered to cash her a cbeque. She said. "He is seen every where with his beautiful Russian brunette wife. He speaks perfect English and always seemed to choose the company of English people. "He assured me that cashing cheques was quite legal."
Max Intrator, known as Palestine Max, die central figure in the sensational currency racket, in voicing British tourist* visiting the Continent, and the supply of hinds to finance illegal migra tion lo Palestine. He has been arrested, and is awaiting trial in Paris.