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John Rigas served in an armored infantry division in WW II. He worked his way up from being an employee in a Sylvania plant to own a movie theatre which he parlayed over time into the Adelphia cable system, which also employed his sons. He was a religious man. He was the backbone of his small town, loved for his benevolence toward others. But Rigas was convicted in 2004 along with his son Tim of systematically looting his company of $3.1 billion in unrecorded loans to support his hockey team, build a golf course and finance a movie. In 2005 he was sentenced to 15 years in prison, which was later reduced on appeal so that he will be able to get out at age 92. Winner, or loser?

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