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Wolfgang Schwartz, Kidnapping, Human Trafficking, 2006
You wouldn’t think that a wussy sport like figure skating would produce a serious criminal (well, except for Tonya Harding), but here’s a chilling tale of a total douchebag. Wolfgang Schwartz was born in Vienna and took home a gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Grenoble. Once you’ve reached the highest peak in a sport, there’s nowhere to go but down, and after retiring from competition, Wolfgang pursued a second career as a procurer of prostitutes for brothels in Vienna.
Schwartz traveled to Russia and Lithuania to bring back girls, but in 2002 he was caught in the act and given a brief prison sentence which was postponed so he could get treatment for skin cancer. He didn’t learn his lesson, though, as in 2008 he tried to kidnap the daughter of a Romanian businessman and hold her for ransom. This time he got tossed in jail, cancer or no.