frick.jpgI am not a crookAccused hedge fund fraudster Helmut Kiener certainly has a knack for hitting it off with insignificant countries.
The K1 Group founder, last seen trying to bust out of a German jail by claiming to be an attaché of the embassy of Guinea-Bissau in The Netherlands, saw something in this pretty little thing, hiring her to sell his (allegedly) worthless products. Just nine months later, Aurelia Frick is serving as minister of justice, foreign affairs and cultural affairs for the august Principality of Liechtenstein, a country so small that a 34-year-old with no previous ministerial experience can be named minister of justice and foreign affairs, with time left over to handle cultural matters.

Before her meteoric rise in Vaduz, Frick was a director at K1 Fund Distribution, Kiener’s London-based sales arm. But she quit just four months after getting the job in August 2008 “after her requests for information on K1’s business activities were answered unsatisfactorily.” She signed the firm’s 2007 report, but apparently wasn’t ready to do any kind of dirty work that might foreclose on her dream of one day administering justice to the 35,000 people of Liechtenstein while simultaneously representing the most important 61.7 square miles on earth abroad (by which we mean the suburbs of Vaduz).
Liechtenstein minister worked for K1 hedge fund [Reuters]
Liechtenstein Minister Was Director at Sales Arm of Kiener’s K1 [Bloomberg]

13 comments (hidden to protect delicate sensibilities)
Show all comments ↓

Comments (13)

  1. Posted by The Pronouncer | December 1, 2009 at 2:53 PM

    “Lichtenstein” is fun to say.

  2. Posted by guest | December 1, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    look at the beak on that bird.

  3. Posted by guest | December 1, 2009 at 3:00 PM

    is she the spawn of sally jesse raphael?

  4. Posted by Anal_yst | December 1, 2009 at 3:04 PM

    the glasses cum in handy when one is climbing the, er, career ladder, so-to-speak

  5. Posted by guest | December 1, 2009 at 3:05 PM

    @2 imagine facefucking her upside-down, though.

  6. Posted by guest | December 1, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    frick on a stick with a brick

  7. Posted by Tax Chick | December 1, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    That’s Frau Doctor to you plebs.

  8. Posted by guest | December 1, 2009 at 3:26 PM

    She looks worried yet at the same time i feel she could do a better job here in NY then Govt shit for brains.

  9. Posted by guest | December 1, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    The glasses say “come hither”, but the nose says “not without your W2″…

  10. Posted by guest | December 1, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    Sensy, indeed!

  11. Posted by Soiled | December 1, 2009 at 9:42 PM

    This is what makes Olde Europe so attractive, the entrenched relationships, inbred quasi-bourgeosie, taking a half-wit inexperienced twit genius and making her into a minister for a tax haven.
    Keep your rotten institutions and promoters on that side of the Atlantic please.

  12. Posted by Michelle | December 1, 2009 at 10:27 PM
  13. Posted by an_european | December 2, 2009 at 8:09 AM

    Soiled, please keep your worthless dollars and exported wars within your continent.
    God bless you.