by Simon Black
By all accounts Bernhard Gubser was living the American Dream.
Born in Switzerland he moved to the Land of the Free in the early 1980s to work at an international shipping company based in Laredo, Texas.
Eventually Mr. Gubser worked his way up to be President of the company and began traveling around the world to expand the business.
He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in the 1990s, something that would eventually cost him $1.35 million.