The Man in the Rockefeller Suit

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Mark Seal tells the story of Clark Rockefeller, a stranger-than-fiction tale of a con man who convincingly passed himself off as Rockefeller. The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter looks at the man behind the lie, and how, over 30 years, he boldly assumed a series of false identities, moved up the social ladder on both coasts, and married a rising star businesswoman with a Harvard MBA who believed he was a Rockefeller. When his marriage ended and he was arrested for kidnapping his daughter, his past of astounding deceptions was exposed.


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Comments [3]

Of course, what 'David' is failing to mention is that 'Wilson Rockefeller' was identified in the same Rolling Stone article as being a 'legitimate member of the Rockefeller Family'; and, I am relieved to say, continues proudly to be so to this day.

Apr. 04 2013 06:54 AM
Fabio Carasi from Somewhere in NJ, in exile from NY

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Jun. 08 2011 01:51 AM

In about 1982/1983 I met a guy in his 20's going by the name of "Wilson Rockefeller" in Austin, TX. whom I always suspected of being a scam artist. He hung around with a guy calling himself Jeffrey de Rothschild who was later outed (in article in Rolling Stone) as a grifter-type named Rodriguez (I think) from El Paso.

Jun. 07 2011 01:13 PM

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