Ex-Wall Street Exec Dies In Court After Arson Conviction

Law360, New York (June 29, 2012, 7:58 PM EDT) -- A former Wall Street banker and attorney collapsed and died inside a Phoenix courtroom Thursday minutes after a jury pronounced him guilty of arson, The Arizona Republic reported.

Michael Marin, a graduate of Yale Law School and a former executive at Wall Street brokerages in Asia, had been on trial for allegedly torching his $3.5 million mansion for insurance purposes in July 2009, according to the paper.

Investigators believe he may have poisoned himself rather than face a possible 15 3/4 years in prison, the paper...
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