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DA's 'Smear' Should Nix Conviction: 'Rockefeller'

(Newser) - Lawyers for Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter—aka Clark Rockefeller—want his conviction overturned because the jury was unfairly prejudiced against their client, the Boston Globe reports. Rockefeller was found guilty of kidnapping his daughter. The lawyers say the prosecution “eviscerated” their insanity defense during closing arguments by calling an unqualified... More »

Ex: 'Rockefeller' Went From 'Charming' to Domineering

Sandra Boss 'thought we had a lot in common'

(Newser) - The ex-wife of Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter—aka “Clark Rockefeller”—testified today that the accused con artist was “charming” and “very intelligent” when they first met, but quickly became domineering and unpredictable, the Boston Herald reports. In her first public remarks since Gerhartsreiter allegedly kidnapped their daughter,... More »

'Rockefeller' Was Ultimate Pro of Cons

Regret at losing his 'one true thing' led to kidnapping

(Newser) - How did a German student reinvent himself as the creepy Clark Rockefeller? After lifting the drawl and manner of the millionaire on Gilligan’s Island, accused kidnapper Christian Gerhartsreiter embarked on a 30-year con, Mark Seal recounts in Vanity Fair. He became a suspect in a double murder, charmed his... More »

Ex-Wife: Abuse Drove Me From Rockefeller

Man of many names pleads not guilty to kidnapping daughter

(Newser) - Clark Rockefeller repeatedly abused his ex-wife before she finally left him last year, prosecutors alleged yesterday during the con man’s trial for the kidnapping of his young daughter. Sandra Lynne Boss tried to leave Rockefeller— actually Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter of Germany—in 1999 but was “wooed back” and... More »

Ex-Wife Hired PI to Trail 'Crockefeller' Before Kidnap

Daughter Reigh now in London with mom

(Newser) - Sarah Lynne Boss hired a private eye to follow her “Crockefeller” ex-husband before he kidnapped their daughter July 27, the Boston Herald reports. Court papers indicate the detective witnessed the abduction of 7-year-old Reigh Boss, who is now in London with her mother. “Sandra’s sole focus is... More »

'Rockefeller' Trail Leads to Germany

Investigators believe he came to US as German exchange student

(Newser) - Immigration agents have joined the hunt for the true identity of the mystery man accused of kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter, and believe "Clark Rockefeller" began his life in America as a German exchange student. Investigators have questioned a Connecticut family who hosted student Christian Gerhart Streiter in 1980, reports... More »

Mom Begs: Bring Snooks Home

Rockefeller's ex makes emotional video appeal

(Newser) - The ex-wife of fugitive millionaire Clark Rockefeller, the man on the run with their 7-year-old daughter, has videotaped an emotional appeal for the child's return. "Please, please bring Snooks back. There has to be a better way for us to solve our differences," pleads Sandra Boss, using the... More »

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