Phony 'Rockefeller' sentenced in 1985 murder

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who posed as a member of the Rockefeller family, was sentenced in Los Angeles to 27 years to life in prison for a 1985 murder.

Fake Rockefeller convicted of murder

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who had pretended to be a member of the famous Rockefeller family, was convicted of first-degree murder Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Fake Rockefeller trial begins

SAN MARINO, Calif., March 19 (UPI) -- The cold-case trial of the man known as Clark Rockefeller on the East Coast and accused of killing a San Marino, Calif., man nearly 30 years ago has begun.

Trial set for man known as Rockefeller

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles trial of a German man who used the name of Clark Rockefeller and other aliases, accused of a 1985 homicide in California, is set for March.

'Clark Rockefeller' faces murder trial

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A California judge has ruled the impostor who claimed to be part of the wealthy and powerful Rockefeller clan can be tried for the 1985 killing of his landlord.

Witness: 'Rockefeller' had bloody rug

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A California man says the person who used the name "Clark Rockefeller" offered to sell a rug in 1985 but rolled it up when the man's wife noticed blood stains.
Rockefeller impersonator got chain saw

Rockefeller impersonator got chain saw

ALHAMBRA, Calif., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A witness at a preliminary hearing in California for a Rockefeller impersonator facing homicide charges said he loaned a chain saw to the defendant.

Con man's lawyer knows him by alter ego

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The attorney for a purported con man charged with murder asked the Los Angeles court to refer to his client by his alter ego, "Clark Rockefeller."

Hearing for Rockefeller impersonator

SAN MARINO, Calif., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A preliminary hearing took place Wednesday for a former Rockefeller impersonator accused of the murder of a San Marino, Calif., man, police say.

'Clark Rockefeller' indicted in California

LOS ANGELES, March 16 (UPI) -- A German-born con man who last used the alias Clark Rockefeller has been indicted in Los Angeles County for the 1985 slaying of his San Marino landlord.
Eric McCormack to star in TNT pilot

Eric McCormack to star in TNT pilot

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Canadian-born actor Eric McCormack has been cast in the pilot for the drama series "Perception," TNT announced Thursday.

'Clark Rockefeller' must stay in prison

BOSTON, May 19 (UPI) -- A former German exchange student who posed as a member of the Rockefeller family has lost a bid to cut his prison term for kidnapping his daughter in Boston.
McCormack to star in Lifetime movie

McCormack to star in Lifetime movie

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Eric McCormack, Sherry Stringfield and Regina Taylor have signed up to star in the U.S. television movie "Who is Clark Rockefeller?," Lifetime said.

'Clark Rockefeller' gets jail for kidnap

BOSTON, June 12 (UPI) -- The man known by the name Clark Rockefeller was sentenced Friday to as long as five years in a Massachusetts prison for kidnapping his daughter.

No verdict in phony Rockefeller case

BOSTON, June 10 (UPI) -- A jury in Boston ended Wednesday without reaching a decision in the case of a man claiming to be a Rockefeller who is charged with kidnapping his daughter.
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Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter (born February 21, 1961) is a German man who moved to the United States as a teenager to study, and thereafter assumed many aliases. Using the false name Clark Rockefeller, he married a Harvard Business School graduate student named Sandra Boss. The couple had homes in Boston and New Hampshire, and lived a prosperous lifestyle solely on Boss's high income as a business consultant. Boss eventually determined her husband had lied to her extensively, and sought a divorce. After their estrangement, Gerhartsreiter kidnapped their daughter, Reigh Storrow Mills Boss, in July 2008 and was arrested six days later. Investigations determined that Gerhartsreiter had wildly embellished his background to give the impression that he was born into great wealth, as a member of the Rockefeller family. He was later convicted and imprisoned on the kidnapping charge, which is presently under appeal.

In March 2011 he was charged with a 1985 murder in Los Angeles County, California, where he had lived at that time.

Gerhartsreiter reportedly came to the United States as a West German foreign exchange student in 1979. Although his family stated that Christian Gerhartsreiter was born on February 21, 1961, he maintains that he was born on February 29, 1960. Gerhartsreiter also told Boston police that his mother is Ann Carter, an American child actress of the 1940s, which Carter has denied.

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