Report: 'Suicide' may be elaborate hoax

Report: 'Suicide' may be elaborate hoax

There are 2 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jun 11, 2008, titled Report: 'Suicide' may be elaborate hoax. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

A car abandoned on a bridge with the phrase "Suicide is Painless" scrawled in the dust on its hood is registered to a hedge-fund swindler who was supposed to report to the federal prison in Ayer.

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Roger Lamothe


#1 Jun 12, 2008
This man is a "con artist". Does anyone really think he would actually commit suicide? This is the only way he can "fake" it and not have his body found! If he were really intent on killing himself, doesn't it make sense that he would leave a note and perform the act where his body would be found? In any event, he had almost two months since his sentencing to plan a way out, and he waited until the last moment and with the perfect opportunity to pull it off.
This way, he is able to disappear (and being as good a "con" as he is I'm sure he had a plan already to be set in motion at the right time), access monies he had previoulsy hidden, and with a new identity live on.

Westford, MA

#2 Jun 12, 2008
Why in the world did the court allow him to be free after getting a 20 year sentance and being a wealthy fellow. Talk about a huge flight risk that should not allow bail.

They should hunt this guy down like the dog he is.

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