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Leon Black Alleges a Conspiracy to Destroy Him on ‘Every Level’

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Billionaire Leon Black, one of the most powerful figures on Wall Street, claims lawyers and spin doctors working on behalf of a former lover and financed by a wealthy backer are conspiring to destroy him professionally and personally.

In another turn in the legal saga involving Black and Guzel Ganieva, a former Russian model who has accused him of rape, Black filed a lawsuit on Thursday in New York under the federal racketeering laws often used to bring down Mafia dons.