April 25, 1998 |
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.
September 21, 1997 |
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.
November 17, 1996 |
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.
January 26, 1993 |
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.
December 1, 1992 |
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.
September 9, 1992 |
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.