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June 29, 1992 | From Associated Press
A kidnaped Exxon executive died shortly after his abduction two months ago and was buried in a remote forest preserve in southern New Jersey, authorities said Sunday. Investigators were led to Sidney J. Reso's makeshift grave Saturday by Irene J. Seale, who with her husband, Arthur D. Seale, was charged Thursday with kidnaping, extortion and conspiracy. One or both of them will be charged today with murder, said W. Michael Murphy, the Morris County prosecutor.
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November 13, 2001 | From Reuters
A man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a 6-year-old girl from a quiet New Jersey neighborhood where her family moved to as a haven after the World Trade Center attacks, authorities said. Barry Sherman, 37, was arrested at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J., and charged with first-degree kidnapping, endangering the welfare of a child and making terrorist threats, said FBI Special Agent William Evanina.
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June 30, 1992 | From Associated Press
Oil executive Sidney J. Reso was shot in the arm, bound, gagged and left in a stifling storage room where he died before his alleged kidnapers made an $18.5-million ransom demand, newspapers reported Monday. One of two people charged led investigators to Reso's body Saturday, but it took 12 hours of searching pine forest before his shallow grave was found, law enforcement sources told the Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity.
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April 28, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities searching for a missing computer consultant recovered his body from a New Jersey swamp, 10 days after he was believed to have been kidnapped from a Kentucky motel by a man brandishing fake FBI credentials. Gregory J. Marcinski is accused of kidnapping Paul Jeffery Gale from a motel in Florence, Ky. Marcinski's housemate was arrested and told agents where to find the body, the FBI said in court papers.
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September 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
A former Exxon security official pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges in the kidnaping death of company executive Sidney J. Reso, saying he never meant to kill him and that Reso died in his arms. Arthur D. Seale said he accidentally shot Reso after abducting him in an attempt to extort $18 million from Exxon Corp. He said Reso, the president of Exxon International, died four days after the April 29 kidnaping. Seale admitted that he tried to extort the money even after Reso's death. U.S.
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September 21, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A millionaire developer who once led New Jersey's Republican Party before being convicted of illegal fund-raising has disappeared, and police reportedly think he was kidnapped. Nelson Gross, 65, vanished Wednesday in Edgewater, law enforcement officials said. Gross was last seen driving his BMW with two men, sources told the Record of Hackensack. Then, the paper said, he withdrew $20,000 from the bank. The car was recovered in New York City, authorities said.
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June 26, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former Exxon security officer and his wife were formally indicted in Newark, N.J., on charges of kidnaping Exxon International President Sidney Reso as officials said they were getting discouraged in their hunt for the missing executive. Arthur and Irene Seale, both 45, were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they kidnaped Reso on April 29, tried to extort $18.5 million from Exxon, used the mails to send extortion letters and crossed state lines to advance their plot.
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December 1, 1992 | from Times Wire Services
Former Exxon Corp. security guard Arthur Seale was sent to prison for the rest of his life Monday for kidnaping a senior company executive in a botched attempt to get an $18.5-million ransom. Seale, working with his wife, Irene, kidnaped Exxon International President Sidney Reso on April 29. But the crime went horribly wrong. Reso, 57, was shot when he was snatched outside his New Jersey house, and he died five days later in a sweltering storage locker.
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June 23, 1992 | From Associated Press
A husband and wife charged with kidnaping an Exxon executive were ordered held without bail on Monday after prosecutors said the couple planned to flee the country. The executive's whereabouts remained a mystery. Arthur D. Seale and Irene J. Seale, both 45, of rural Lebanon Township, face charges of kidnaping, extortion and conspiracy in the disappearance of Sidney J. Reso, president of Exxon Co. International.
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April 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
An engineer from Dayton, N.J., who told his wife he was taking their children to work as part of Take Our Daughters to Work Day was arrested with the girls in London. Investigators believe Sanjay K. Soni, 35, planned to take the girls, ages 3 and 7, to Bangalore, India. He had purchased tickets for India Air Flight 102 on April 16, police said. Soni is charged with interfering with the custody of the girls.
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April 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
An engineer from Dayton, N.J., who told his wife he was taking their children to work as part of Take Our Daughters to Work Day was arrested with the girls in London. Investigators believe Sanjay K. Soni, 35, planned to take the girls, ages 3 and 7, to Bangalore, India. He had purchased tickets for India Air Flight 102 on April 16, police said. Soni is charged with interfering with the custody of the girls.
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September 21, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A millionaire developer who once led New Jersey's Republican Party before being convicted of illegal fund-raising has disappeared, and police reportedly think he was kidnapped. Nelson Gross, 65, vanished Wednesday in Edgewater, law enforcement officials said. Gross was last seen driving his BMW with two men, sources told the Record of Hackensack. Then, the paper said, he withdrew $20,000 from the bank. The car was recovered in New York City, authorities said.
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November 17, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Clutching her infant daughter at an emotional New York reunion a day after car thieves unwittingly drove off with her baby, Tiffany Winfield had a message: "I just want to say to all the mothers who can learn from my mistake, 'Don't ever do this,' " the Willingboro, N.J., mother of two said. Winfield, 23, had frantically chased after the car as two men sped away with her 11-month-old baby, Jazmine.
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January 26, 1993 | From Associated Press
The woman who told authorities how her husband masterminded the fatal abduction of Exxon executive Sidney Reso was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for helping in the kidnaping. Irene J. Seale, 45, was sentenced to concurrent 20-year prison terms on state and federal charges. She was fined $500,000 in federal court and $100,000 in state court. U.S. District Judge Garrett E. Brown rejected defense assertions that Mrs.
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December 1, 1992 | from Times Wire Services
Former Exxon Corp. security guard Arthur Seale was sent to prison for the rest of his life Monday for kidnaping a senior company executive in a botched attempt to get an $18.5-million ransom. Seale, working with his wife, Irene, kidnaped Exxon International President Sidney Reso on April 29. But the crime went horribly wrong. Reso, 57, was shot when he was snatched outside his New Jersey house, and he died five days later in a sweltering storage locker.
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September 9, 1992 | From Associated Press
A former Exxon security official pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges in the kidnaping death of company executive Sidney J. Reso, saying he never meant to kill him and that Reso died in his arms. Arthur D. Seale said he accidentally shot Reso after abducting him in an attempt to extort $18 million from Exxon Corp. He said Reso, the president of Exxon International, died four days after the April 29 kidnaping. Seale admitted that he tried to extort the money even after Reso's death. U.S.
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August 4, 1992 | Associated Press
A federal judge Monday refused a defense request to move from New Jersey the trial of the suspect in the fatal kidnaping of an Exxon executive. U.S. District Judge Garrett Brown Jr. also wouldn't suppress evidence found in a car shortly after Arthur D. and Irene Seale were arrested. The car was driven by Irene Seale, who has pleaded guilty to federal extortion charges and agreed to testify against her husband. Officials contend Arthur Seale abducted Sidney J.
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June 21, 1992 | Associated Press
The arrest of a former security guard and his wife on charges that they kidnaped an Exxon executive failed to lead to the missing man's whereabouts Saturday. The FBI and the U.S. attorney's office said they are still searching for Sidney J. Reso, 57, president of Exxon Co.'s Florham Park-based international division. "I don't expect anything new to happen until Monday," said Dick Lavinthal, spokesman for U.S. Atty. Michael Chertoff. Arthur D.
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August 4, 1992 | Associated Press
A federal judge Monday refused a defense request to move from New Jersey the trial of the suspect in the fatal kidnaping of an Exxon executive. U.S. District Judge Garrett Brown Jr. also wouldn't suppress evidence found in a car shortly after Arthur D. and Irene Seale were arrested. The car was driven by Irene Seale, who has pleaded guilty to federal extortion charges and agreed to testify against her husband. Officials contend Arthur Seale abducted Sidney J.
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July 7, 1992 | Associated Press
A former Exxon security adviser and his wife were in state court Monday to face additional charges in the death of Exxon executive Sidney J. Reso, who was kidnaped, shot and kept in a wooden box. Arthur D. Seale pleaded not guilty in Superior Court to felony murder, conspiracy, kidnaping, extortion and other charges. Irene J.
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