"The Dark Knight" film director's brother arrested for murder, kidnapping
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Matthew Francis Nolan, 40, was arrested last month and is awaiting extradition to Costa Rica to face murder and kidnapping charges. He is currently being held in prison without bond.
Costa Rican authorities said Nolan posed as a businessman and arranged a meeting with Cohen at a hotel.
Nolan and an accomplice, Douglas Mejia, then allegedly kidnapped Cohen and tried to extort the money from Cohen's family, then killed Cohen when the plan failed.
Mejia has already been convicted of murder and kidnapping and is currently in prison.
Chicago authorities had been investigating Nolan for an alleged $700,000 bank fraud, which was unrelated to the murder, according to media reports. FBI agents arrested Nolan in February while he was leaving a Chicago bankruptcy court hearing.
The Chicago Sun-Times first reported the story on Friday.
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