Fraudster who spent years posing as a Rockefeller heir found guilty in unsolved 1985 murder

National Post | News

The man who called himself Clark Rockefeller, a scion of the oil dynasty and heir to its fortune, was intelligent, witty, charming and a compulsive liar.

For decades, German-born con man Christian Gerhartsreiter duped people into believing a series of lies — that he was a Rockefeller heir, a cardiologist, a Hollywood producer, a Wall Street banker, a financial advisor renegotiating debt for small countries, a physicist, an art collector, and a ship’s captain.

He duped his wife, Sandy Boss, into marrying him and after 12 years, when she realized he was not a Rockefeller, she went to private investigators “who told me they couldn’t tell me who I was married to,” she said.

Shortly after that discovery, his double life began to unravel and a darker secret emerged.

On Wednesday, Gerhartsreiter was convicted of a killing dating back to 1985.

Gerhartsreiter, 52, was found guilty of the first-degree murder…

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