For an international fugitive, Viktor Kozeny seems to have it pretty good. It’s not quite the life of a decade ago, when he would drop five figures on dinner and globe-trot from one country to another on his own Bombardier Challenger. But it’s not bad, either.

His neighbors in the quiet gated community of Lyford Cay, Nassau, in the Bahamas include the English billionaire Joseph Lewis, former U.S. Treasury secretary Robert Rubin, and actor Sean Connery. On a Saturday in August, Kozeny, wearing flip-flops and blue tennis shorts, looks refreshed from an early morning swim in the Atlantic. At his multimillion-dollar, ocean-view home, the 46-year-old Czech national explains that he spends most of his days consulting on deals for friends and studying international public law in preparation for a future run for the European Parliament.