I’ve been keeping pretty close tabs on Samuel “Mouli” Cohen since I received a call about him more than three years ago.
It’s a story that has everything — fraudulent art, private chefs, chauffeurs, celebrities, lies, intrigue, elaborate mansions and a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Beginning with his arrest in August 2010, trial and ultimate conviction, I wrote several blog posts about Cohen and received a number of phone calls from former victims, business partners and people who personally knew and met Cohen.
One of those calls was from Fosco Bianchetti who met Cohen several years ago. After his encounter with Cohen, which he described as the “weirdest dinner ever,” he too became fascinated in Cohen.
I met Bianchetti, an Italian entrepreneur, in New York last year.Among his many roles, he is the director of Twill magazine.
He asked me to write an article about Cohen, which was just published in the most recent version of Twill.
One day, this story should be a book.
But for now, you can read the condensed version in Twill magazine.
Image published with permission of Twill magazine.