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08/10/98 The Greenwich Time Won't Cover This Story On Their So-Called News Website, So We Will Bring It To You

TWISTED: Accused kidnapper Clark Rockefeller (left) tried to obtain David Berkowitz's Social Security number.


New York Post


Creepy con man Clark Rockefeller posed as the long-lost brother of serial killer David Berkowitz and tried to use the Son of Sam's Social Security number to get his Wall Street broker's license.

The fake Rockefeller - born Christian Gerhartsreiter in Germany and jailed for allegedly kidnapping his daughter, "Snooks" - called the killer's lawyer around 1985 claiming to need information to confirm that Berkowitz, who was adopted, was the sibling he never knew, the lawyer said.

"He said that he'd been abandoned by his family, too," said lawyer Mark Jay Heller, who is convinced that the caller was Gerhartsreiter.

Heller refused the caller's request for a Social Security number, but the bizarre Bavarian appears to have gotten it anyway.

A former colleague said the faker got his first finance job in 1985, with venture capitalist Stanford Phelps in Greenwich, Conn., using the name Christopher Crowe.

Phelps fired him within a year after learning from the National Association of Securities Dealers that he had used the Social Security number of David Berkowitz, said the ex-colleague.

When Gerhartsreiter got a job at Nikko on Wall Street, Phelps called, and again "Crowe" was fired, the trader said.

Rockefeller's lawyer, Stephen Hrones, said his client doesn't have a memory of using Berkowitz's ID.

At his next job, at Kidder-Peabody, Gerhartsreiter "went into his manager's office saying his parents had been kidnapped in South America and he needed to go down there to pay a ransom," the trader said.

The next day, FBI agents showed up at Nikko, looking for "Crowe," Barnett and the trader said.

They wanted to question him about a truck he was driving in Connecticut that was owned by John Sohus, his ex-landlord, who'd vanished with his wife, Linda, from their San Marino, Calif., home four years earlier.

They never found "Crowe" or the truck, but in 1994 contractors digging a pool at the home unearthed three plastic bags containing a hacked-up male skeleton, according to the LA County Sheriff's Office.

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Mystery man linked to couple's '85 disappearance

nland Valley Daily Bulletin

A man arrested in Baltimore earlier this month using the name Clark Rockefeller has been described as a person of interest in the 1985 disappearance of a San Marino couple.

San Marino police said Friday they again plan to search the backyard of a Lorain Road home where human remains were found 14 years ago.

San Marino police Lt. Steve Johnson said investigators will use equipment that can X-ray through concrete when they search the property where John and Linda Sohus were living when they disappeared in February 1985.

Human bones, believed by coroner's investigators to be those of John Sohus, were unearthed in the backyard in May 1994 by workers installing a swimming pool. Linda Sohus remains unaccounted for, officials said.

Police said this week's search will be an effort to determine whether any additional human remains are buried on the property.

Before San Marino police made the announcement, a German told Boston reporters that Clark Rockefeller, a man called a person of interest in the Sohuses' disappearance, was his brother.

After reviewing photographs of Christopher Chichester and Clark Rockefeller, Alexander Gerhartsreiter told a Boston Globe reporter he was absolutely certain both men were his long-lost brother.

Police believe in 1985 Rockefeller used the name Christopher Chichester when he lived with the Sohuses. He disappeared soon after they did. Rockefeller was arrested Aug. 2 in Baltimore on.....

... After leaving San Marino, Chichester was not seen again until police found him in Greenwich, Conn., in the late 1980s.

Police learned that the truck he was driving belonged to John Sohus, but before they could question him, Chichester and the truck disappeared again...

...homicide detectives who had mistaken her for a woman of the same maiden name who married Christian Gerhartsreiter in 1981 and provided him with a green card.

"They wanted to know if I knew where he was in February of 1981," Palmer said. "I told them I had no idea where he was then, because I've never met him."

Palmer said her husband got angry with the detectives when they insisted the woman knew more than she would admit.

"I just kept telling them, I don't recognize these pictures at all," Palmer said. "Finally they left."

The woman who actually married Christian Gerhartsreiter, Amy Jersild Duhnke, 49, of Milwaukee, was unavailable for comment. In a telephone interview Friday, her husband, Eric Duhnke, confirmed that the marriage took place, but he said it lasted only a day. Public records obtained by The Associated Press indicate Amy Duhnke waited 11 years before filing for divorce from Gerhartstreiter.....

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The Suspect Known as Clark Rockefeller on Wall Street

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Dave Copeland, who knows something about criminals and New York, makes some calls to learn about "Rockefeller's" less than illustrious career on Wall Street back in the Gordon Gekko days:

... But after two days at Lehman, Rockefeller told his supervisors that he needed to take time off to search for his parents, who he said had gone missing in Afghanistan. Sources said Rockefeller – who told co-workers at Nikko he was film director Christoher Crowe – was dismissed by Lehman. Rockefeller even invited co-workers to the Greenwich, Conn. guest house he was renting for screenings of “his” movies. Rockefeller claimed he was living in the guest house because his own home was being renovated, a claim that co-workers assumed was one of his tall tales.

Within days of his dismissal from Lehman, Connecticut State Police detectives arrived at the offices of both Lehman and Nikko looking to question Rockefeller. ...

One guess what they might have wanted to question him about. Yep.


08/01/08 The Fake Rockefeller Has A Greenwich Connection In Doctor Hedi Leistner


08/08/08 Is Frank Girardot Is Wondering Why The Lazy Greenwich Time Reporters Have Not Called Him Asking About The Fake Rockefeller

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