[Blind Gossip] If you live in New York, or are part of the world of high finance, you probably know this family. Dad was CEO of a huge financial firm. Mom was a socialite. They raised their kids in that uber-rich name-a-building-after-me blue blood world of prep schools, Harvard sweaters, $100k political donations and multiple mansions.
Except it was mostly just one big fraud.
The family says that Dad took his life because he was ill. What they don’t say is that Dad – who went broke for some reason – was finally caught after engaging in fraud to the tune of $100 million. The Feds found out. Instead of going to prison, Dad put a gun to his head.
Think that’s bad? Years later, his Wall Street son is heading down the exact same route! He’s stolen tens of millions of dollars from unsuspecting clients. He’s going down, hard. Look for a movie-of-the week scenario if they can drag some celebrities into the son’s fraud case.
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[Optional] What would your life be like if you stole $100 million?
There will be more of this now that the Panama Papers are revealed!
Andrew W.W. Caspersen. Dad founder Beneficial Corp (merged with Household) and committed suicide in 2009 as the Feds closed in on him.
Sunshine Girl says
Finn Casperson and his son Andrew
Must be Andrew Caspersen!
Andrew Casperson, son of Finn
Samuel Casperson. His father committed suicide
Father: Finn Caspersen
Son: Finn Caspersen Jr.
The Caspersen family.
I’d run away and live in the woods somewhere
Finn and Andrew Caspersen
The Caspersen family – dad Finn MW Caspersen committed suicide in 2009, son Andrew Caspersen was charged with fraud yesterday.
tell me more says
Wouldn’t steal it because always get caught.
The Caspersen family
Caspersen family, Father Finn committed suicide in 2007, or 09 in through there
Andrew W. W. Caspersen?
Clues are too ambiguous. Could be descendants of Rockefeller, Vanderbilt or E.F. Hutton.
He stole $95 million dollars for fake investments in NYC…man I hope Trump was one of his clients.
Son: Andrew Casperson, arrested today for faking investments and perpetrating fraud of up to 95million. He went to Groton, Princeton, Harvard Law (where the student center is named after the Caspersons).
Father: Finn Casperson. Committed suicide in 2009 while under investigation by the Feds for hiding millions in cash.
Bruce Wrobel Blackstone CeO took his life
And dies have 2 children…..?
Life with $100 million – well, it comes with the good and the bad, but if it were stolen, it would always feel like one was living on borrowed time!
If it was earned, obviously life would be pretty fat!
Looks like it is
Father – Finn M. W. Caspersen – suicide in 2009 – was being investigated by IRS for tax evasion, former head of Beneficial Corporation. Questions as to where $100 million went. Gave money to Harvard Law School. All sons went to Harvard Law
Son – Andrew Caspersen, a senior private equity executive with PJT Partners PJT , has been arrested and charged with attempting to defraud investors out of around $95 million (3/28/16)
Finn M. W. Caspersen
Andrew W. W. Caspersen
apple martini says
Andrew Caspersen. Father who killed himself was Finn Caspersen.
Rockefeller & Co. was the firm
Frank Michael DiPascali, Director at Morgan Stanley, son of former Bernie Madoff CFO Frank DiPascali (first time poster!)
What would your life be like if you stole $100 million? I would have no life. I would die from exhaustion due to a combination of lack of sleep, guilt, and anxiety.
I live very comfortably. I don’t want nor need megamillions to be happy.
Dancing with Mr D says
Hmmmm…..research time! I couldn’t find any suicides in the Rockefellers or the Morgans. A Mellon, perhaps?
Ha, I could never get away with stealing $100M. Not even remotely. If I wasn’t caught (I would be), I’d be eaten alive by guilt or go insane from paranoia. Naw, I’m no mastermind criminal.
John Clifford Baxter, (former Enron exec) family
Finn Casperson and his son, Andrew, was finally busted for fleecing charities. Daddy didn’t pay his taxes. Andy scammed a charity and ripped off PJT, too. Preet Bharara is porsecuting….enjoy. See ya in 2041
If I stole that money, I would be sick to my stomach and likely end up killing myself.
Vidalia Q Intrigue says
This has to be the Caspersen family. The father, Finn Casperson (CEO of Beneficial), committed suicide in 2009 while under investigation for offshore tax evasion–the family said he was depressed due to kidney cancer–and now his son Andrew Casperson has been charged with defrauding investors.
The family? no idea
My life if I stole $100 mil ? I would be terrified of getting caught and even if it were the perfect crime I still don’t think I could live with myself. Actually who even needs $100 mil? and how on earth do you even start to spend it? Suggestions anyone?
pay off my student loans
Father was Finn Caspersen…….
Son is Andrew Caspersen. Just arrested this weekend……fraud to the tune of $25 million plus…….