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CHICAGO Tribune Co. Vice President Nils Larsen -- described as "a 38-year-old financial whiz who was instrumental in (Sam) Zell's takeover" of the media giant -- is unidentified "Tribune Financial Advisor" who was the middleman in Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich alleged scheme to pressure the company to fire Chicago Tribune editorial writers, the newspaper reported Friday.

Huh? How could anyone who was instrumental in Zell's takeover of the Tribune Co. be described as "a financial whiz"?