A Hard Look At An Ex Ceo's Hard Luck

ROBERT BUCKLEY, RICH OR broke? A judge is to decide this question Apr. 7 about the former chairman of Allegheny International. The company, since renamed Sunbeam-Oster, says Buckley is still loaded--and wants him to repay, with interest, a $2.9 million low-interest loan he took from it in 1980. Sunbeam-Oster claims he is hiding assets. Buckley denies it. The court will rule on whether Buckley's 1993 bankruptcy filing frees him from repaying.

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