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Write-Offs: 01.02.09


$$$ "GEORGE Soros got an early start to his New Year's celebration on Tuesday when he partied the night away with two young brunettes aboard fellow billionaire Paul Allen's yacht, Octopus, in St. Barts. A witness said the left-leaning financier showed up with the pair of lovelies and appeared quite "friendly" with them, making a little like an octopus himself (above). At one point, Soros, 78, was seen trampling all over one of their gowns as he enjoyed a beverage." [Page Six]
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