11-1-11: The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

November 1, 2011 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

You may remember the headlines from three summers ago. The Baltimore Sun blared:  “Fugitive Father Caught in Baltimore: FBI agents seize kidnap suspect, rescue daughter.”  A guy calling himself Clark Rockefeller, accused of kidnapping his seven-year-old daughter in Boston, had been arrested in midtown Baltimore neighborhood after a weeklong manhunt.

Turns out, that was just the tip of a con game that had run for 30 years…and is still playing out.  Mark Seal, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, lays it out in his book, The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter. Today, he’ll tell Sheilah how the impostor got from a small village in Germany to Ploy Street in Mt. Vernon.

Hear the rest of Sheilah’s interview with Mark Seal:

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