Former Tyco chief out of jail and living modestly

Once the archetype of avarice, Dennis Kozlowski is on the path to equanimity after paying his debt to society

New York

THESE days, his shower curtain is from Bed Bath & Beyond in a nondescript white. On the 35th floor of a two-bedroom rental overlooking the East River, Dennis Kozlowski lives with his new wife, Kimberly, in relative modesty - at least compared with his previous life as the extravagant chief executive of the conglomerate Tyco International.

Gone are the Renoir and the Monet. There are not any souvenirs from that iniquitous US$2 million Roman-orgy birthday he threw in Sardinia in 2001, complete with Jimmy Buffett on guitar and an ice sculpture of David urinating Stolichnaya.

And there's definitely no US$6,000 gold-and-burgundy shower curtain - which landed him on the cover of The New York...

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