Vienna's public prosecutor issued an arrest warrant for Refco Inc.'s former chairman and chief executive, Phillip Bennett.

Bennett was removed from his positions at futures broker Refco last October, after the company discovered that a company he controlled owed Refco $430 million and was the target of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation. The company filed for bankruptcy before the close of the month. A Viennese warrant was also issued for Wolfgang Floettl Jr., t he son of a former president of the troubled Austrian bank -- Bank Fuer Arbeit und Wirtschaft AG -- that lent Bennett hundreds of millions of dollars.

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