Biography for Rodoljub Radulović
A powerful Serbian businessman who has lived or operated in the United States, the Balkans, Russia,the Middle East, the Caribbean and Central America, Radulovic has amassed a fortune. But he also has close and high-ranking ties to cocaine smuggling, according to international law enforcement agencies. And an OCCRP investigation shows that tens of millions of dollars came through stock manipulation schemes and offshore companies court records say are shells designed to funnel money to Radulovic and his associates.

Rodoljub Radulovic’s business history is much like any successful and risk taking entrepreneur. Great times, big houses and overflowing bank accounts when things are going well, and lean years when those big investments go flat and the fancy houses disappear. The fact that he made and lost his fortunes in the United States and Europe, and has ties to Austria, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro and a swanky Florida town just add to his flamboyant history. But Radulovic’s appearances are deceiving, according to Argentinian intelligence documents, court records in five countries and thousands of pages of financial and business dealings. International investigators say he is a ranking member of Darko Saric’s sprawling cocaine and money laundering empire, his position matched perhaps only by Saric himself. According to a report compiled by the British Serious Organize Crime Agency and shared with several countries, Radulovic controls ships, routes and offshore accounts. Greek police last year charged Radulovic, Saric and several Montenegrins with running the operation, but he and Saric remain on the loose. An OCCRP examination of records and interviews with associates of Radulovic also show a life with seemingly few public connections to drug dealing and cocaine smuggling. He owned one of the largest banana distribution companies in Central America and ran what U.S. stock investigators called a multi-million dollar fraud through his Florida company Ramoil. Radulovic also left behind a string of debts totaling at least $15 milliion and lawsuits when he fled the U.S. in the early 2000s and returned to the Balkans. In Montenegro he owned vast parcels of land, hotels and a casino in Kotor, and turned over assets in one of his companies to a man who wound up murdered. In Serbia, Radulovic formed partnerships with Saric’s lawyer and accused money launderer Zoran Copic. He also went in to business with powerful retail chain operator Bogdan Rodic and many other prominent business people from Belgrade. Radulovic, 63, denies any wrongdoing and remains a mysterious and powerful figure as investigators continue their focus on Saric and his associates.
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