And You Thought You Had a Bad Day

CEO tries to commit suicide, fails, then is arrested for admitting he’s a goniff in his suicide note.

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Reuters: FBI agents arrested Russell Wasendorf Sr., 64, at the Iowa City hospital where he has been since trying to commit suicide on Monday. He was charged with making false statements to regulators, but prosecutors said they would seek more charges. He faces “decades in prison”, Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Deegan said.

In the signed statement, left along with a suicide note and released as part of the criminal complaint, Wasendorf said he began forging bank documents after the business he built from his basement risked failing without additional capital. The timeline suggests his deceit lasted almost the entire life of his brokerage.


Tom Van Dyke

Tom Van Dyke, businessman, musician, bon vivant and game-show champ (The Joker's Wild, and Win Ben Stein's Money), knows lots of stuff, although not quite everything yet. A past contributor to The American Spectator Online, the late great Reform Club blog, and currently on religion and the American Founding at American Creation, TVD continues to write on matters of both great and small importance from his ranch type style tract house high on a hill above Los Angeles.


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  3. Welcome back TVD! I mean that in all seriousness, despite all our disputes and whatnot. It pleases me greatly to see you here again.

    OK, now I’ll read the post and links.

    • Well, Ok. Fair enough. I guess the moral of the story is that some things are worse than successfully killing yourself. Uhh … is that right?

      • Umm, Still, you do see now that this post was from a year ago?

        • Haha. No, I didn’t. That’s too funny.

          Still, I hope TVD comes back to us. I miss that guy.

          TVD COME BACK!!!

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