Episode 33: My Friend Rockefeller
Updated: Sep 15, 2018
My Friend Rockefeller
Kidnapping! Murder! Swindling Rich People! Fancy Art Shenanigans! This one has it all.
Christian Gerhartsreiter, a man eventually known as "Clark Rockefeller," lived a life of deception; the FBI called it "the longest-running con in FBI history." After ingratiating himself into New York society and marrying a top banker with a Harvard MBA, "Clark" settled into his new luxurious life. The two had a daughter, before they divorced after 13 years. When his wife won custody, a distraught Clark abducted his beloved daughter. Ironically, it was the search for the missing child that not only exposed a web of lies and multiple identities, but a double murder committed decades earlier.