CHICAGO Oct 5 Former Chicago Board of Trade
Chairman Patrick Arbor is accused of fleeing the United States
to avoid paying millions of dollars to his ex-wife, the Chicago
Sun-Times reported on Saturday.
A judge in Cook County, Illinois, which includes Chicago,
issued a bench warrant on Tuesday that calls for Arbor to be
jailed until he pays $288,983 to his ex-wife Antoinette
Vigilante, according to the Sun-Times.
Arbor, who turns 77 on Friday, has repeatedly ignored
judge's orders in his divorce case, the newspaper said. He has
been ordered to pay Vigilante, 56, more than $18 million and is
thought to have moved to Italy or Switzerland, according to the
"I can't talk about it," Arbor told Reuters on Saturday when
reached on his cellphone.
Asked where he was, Arbor said: "I'm in Europe. I'm an
Arbor was chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade, now owned
by CME Group Inc, from 1993 to 1999.
A Cook County judge issued an arrest warrant for him on
April 10 for contempt of court and set his bail at $24,887,
according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office website.
County court records show that Vigilante filed for a divorce
from Arbor last year and that a final judgment was entered on
Tuesday. Vigilante could not be reached for comment.