Alberto Vilar Returns to New York Prison

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One day after a judge revoked his bail, opera-loving philanthropist Alberto Vilar returned to prison to continue serving a sentence for multimillion-dollar fraud.

Vilar was freed on bail in fall 2012, while his appeal was being considered; a Federal appeals court upheld his conviction in August. The Cuban-born Vilar was known for pledging millions of dollars to opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, where his name appeared on the "Vilar Grand Tier," the Royal Opera House in London, Washington Opera and the Los Angeles Opera (his name has since been removed from those venues).

Vilar is accused of cheating investors of $40 million through his company Amerindo.