Marcus Schrenker

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    Marcus Schrenker Speaks (From Prison)

    Speaking of flying, the money manager/swindler discusses the time he faked his own death, and the events leading up to it (apparently he got home for dinner and his wife had only set out four plates and that’s when he knew “it was all over” because “the fifth plate was always mine”).

    / Mar 26, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    Not Guilty!

    DB CooperMarcus Schrenker was arraigned today and quickly pleaded “not guilty” to the charges of intentionally destroying an aircraft and faking a distress call. His public defender (wow that sucks), obviously reacting to the “not guilty” plea, has indicated that he has “reasonable cause” to believe Schrenker is suffering from a mental condition. (We are […]

    / Jan 22, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    Did He Jump Out Of The Plane FOR Her Or Because Of Her?

    The Post gives us this tantalizing hint on the possible status of Marcus Mistress Kelly Baker describing the days and moments before his last fateful flight: Days before he tried to fake his death in a bizarre plane crash, accused swindler Marcus Schrenker pulled another brazen stunt – whisking his mistress away for a New […]

    / Jan 20, 2009 at 3:55 PM
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    Practice In Front Of The Mirror

    “Ok, let’s see. Emergency. Emergency. Something that would make me just keep flying like… like on… autopilot. Yes. Autopilot. Why would I put the autopilot on. Hmmm. Weather? Mile high club? Heh heh heh. Hmmm. Damaged aircraft? Damaged aircraft that I can’t see out of. Damaged… window? Damaged windscreen. Jacksonville Center, November 428 Delta Charlie, […]

    / Jan 20, 2009 at 3:22 PM
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    The Fate Of Marcus Hangs In The Balance

    He was going to have to face extradition once he healed up, but now it looks like he’ll face federal charges first. The federal charges are a bit of a bore, including intentional communication of a false distress message and willfully damaging, destroying or wrecking an aircraft (this is all you guys could come up […]

    / Jan 15, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    Another Schrenker Victim

    Heritage Wealth Management, LLC, a San Diego firm apparently having nothing to do with everyone’s favorite DB Cooper wannabe is enduring quite a branding thanks to an unfortunate coincidence, namely, the similarity in name to Schrenker’s “Heritage Wealth Management, Inc. A notice on the San Diego firm’s website informs us: Please be assured that our […]

    / Jan 14, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    It’s Just Not Fair

    I mean the story had everything. General aviation. Infidelity. Financial fraud. (Allegedly). Interstate flight. Suicide. (Attempted). (Allegedly). Divorce. More financial fraud. (Allegedly). The FBI. Southern law enforcement. The U.S. Marshals Service. Camping. Insurance fraud. (Allegedly). Shameless self promotion. Photographs representing the absolute pinnacle of douchebaggery. MILFs. (Your mileage may vary). Equities in Dallas. (Indianapolis). Civil […]

    / Jan 14, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    Dealbreaker Afterdark: The Flight Finally Looks Over

    The Indiana pilot who faked a distress call and bailed out of a plane over Alabama, slashed his wrist before being taken into custody at a campground outside of Chattahoochee, Fla. Advertisement Marcus Schrenker, 38, was discovered in a tent around 8:30 p.m. EST at the campground, said Dominic Guadagnoli, a spokesman for the U.S. […]

    / Jan 13, 2009 at 11:53 PM
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    Ponzi Signs

    Yes, it’s true, we called “Ponzi” on the early Schrenker news mostly tongue-in-cheek, but there were hints and now… the signs are all there. Consider: 1. Targeted a specific group and demographic with existing trust structures (pilots): “It was all word of mouth, and when you’re a pilot, you trust. That’s what you do and […]

    / Jan 13, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    It’s All Just This Big Misunderstanding, You See

    Everyone’s favorite DB Cooper wannabe apparently emailed a friend, and author of atGeist.com, Tom Britt, to plead his innocence: Britt said Schrenker claimed in the e-mail that he had done nothing wrong and detailed the moments before he bailed from the plane. “He said he panicked. He blacked out. He was disoriented when he landed. […]

    / Jan 13, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    Marcus Schrenker Rides Free! (We Hope He Has A Helmet)

    Marcus Schrenker fled Harpersville, Alabama, on a red motorcycle he kept at a storage unit leased under an assumed name, officials said. Schrenker told the leasing agent at the storage facility that he would be back for the motorcycle Monday, the U.S. Marshals Office said. The motorcycle — a 2008 Yamaha street bike with saddlebags […]

    / Jan 13, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    How To Properly Escape Capture Following Your Massive (or Relatively Massive) Financial Fraud: A Dealbreaker Guide:

    Disappointed by the alarming dearth of intelligence in the modern criminal mind, and with the eventual goal of providing more interesting and alluring white-collar crime mysteries for our readers, we have developed this guide in order to give the modern financial thief a fighting chance at remaining “at large” for at least 60-90 days after […]

    / Jan 13, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Icon / Heritage: It’s About The Clients

    Icon Wealth Management Client Composition: individuals – not high net worth: 75% + “high net worth”: 0 banking: 0 investment companies: 0 pensions: 0 other pooled: 0 charitable: 0 corp: 0 all other: 0 Total AUM at filing, Icon: 22.7MM 182 accounts Heritage Wealth Management, Inc. Client Composition (2005): individuals- not high net worth: 51-75% […]

    / Jan 12, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    Dealbreaker Afterdark: It’s About The Client – We Sleep Well At Night

    For all our readers lusting after Marcus and Michelle, after tireless after hours efforts, we’ve managed to score some video of the dynamic duo. abouttheclient.mov (8mb Quicktime) – The duties of a CFO descriptions are priceless. sleepatnight.mov (6mb Quicktime) spendourdollars.mov (6mb Quicktime) Earlier: Today’s Ponzi Trifecta Begins

    / Jan 12, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    Dealbreaker Afterdark: The Watch Is Key

    Ok c’mon. Given that the watch (just revealed enough to identify what is supposed to be a super-premium aviation model), cuff, and sleeve are so perfectly coordinated, how exactly are we supposed to believe that the totally paperless and totally spotless desk (sound familiar Made-off fans?), the tidy volumes, the oh-so-casually missing tie, the family […]

    / Jan 12, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    Presented Without Comment, Marcus, Michelle, The Malibu

    Earlier: Today’s Ponzi Trifecta Begins?

    / Jan 12, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    Not His First Brush With The Law

    This lawsuit seeks redress from police officers and prosecutors who falsely arrested and subjected Marcus Schrenker to unreasonable force, in violation of his rights under the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Marcus Shrenker v. Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.

    / Jan 12, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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    Today’s Ponzi Trifecta Begins?

    What do you do when your life doesn’t go as planned? Well, of course, you get in your Piper Pawnee Brave, fly along normally for some time, right before reporting an imploded windshield and profuse bleeding to controllers, and declaring an emergency over Florida swamp land. Set the plane on autopilot 2,000 feet, open the […]

    / Jan 12, 2009 at 2:03 PM

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