Astra's Ex Boss: Sex, Lies, And Home Improvements?

Ex-Astra USA chief Bildman is charged with bilking $1 million

It was spring of 1994, and Lars Bildman had just bought a $1.8 million mansion in a tony section of Brookline, Mass. But to Bildman's hypercritical eye, his new digs needed a major overhaul, starting with the driveway. It seems the offending roadway traversed the front of the property. So Bildman ordered it moved, a huge undertaking. Bildman, then chief executive of Astra USA Inc., didn't seem fazed by the cost. And with good reason, according to the landscaper, Alan Steiman's Landscape Inc.: Bildman told the company to bill Astra for the bulk of the work.

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