Bayou Head May Have Staged Suicide: Reports

Law360, New York (June 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Evidence reportedly suggests that missing former hedge fund executive Samuel Israel faked his own suicide to avoid serving a 20-year sentence for spearheading a fraud scheme.

On Thursday, ABC News reported that investigators have become increasingly skeptical that Israel committed suicide and think he is on the run, citing an unnamed law enforcement official.

Police found Israel's unattended vehicle with the keys still in the ignition parked on a bridge in Westchester County, N.Y., less than two hours before he was set to report to federal...
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