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Fake Rockefeller Extradited to Calif. to Face Murder Rap

Gerhartsreiter will faces charges he murdered his landlord in 1985

(Newser) - Christian Gerhartsreiter, the German immigrant whose many fake identities included blueblood heir Clark Rockefeller, has a new role this week: murder defendant. The 50-year-old has been taken from the Massachusetts prison where he was serving time for kidnapping his daughter and moved to California for trial on charges that he... More »

Fake Rockefeller Charged With 1985 Murder

Calif. authorities seeking to extradite con man Christian Gerhartsreiter

(Newser) - A German immigrant who conned his way into American high society by pretending to be a member of the Rockefeller clan has been charged with the murder of a California man. Christian Gerhartsreiter—currently serving time in Massachusetts for kidnapping his daughter and assaulting a social worker—was renting a... 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 »

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