8:45 am January 24, 2012, by David Markiewicz
And you thought Wall Streeters made conspicuous use of their wealth.
Now there are reports that rich Russian passengers paid cash _ lots of cash _ to obtain space on lifeboats as the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia was sinking.
“Italian officials have reportedly taken evidence from other cruise passengers that the expensively-dressed holidaymakers stuffed wads of cash into the hands of eager crewmen to secure an early seat as the holed ship began to capsize,” according to a dispatch in The Sun.
Women and children first?
Prosecutors are on the probe.
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