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December 04, 2007

Seth Tobias

The Seth Tobias case is shaping up to be a humdinger. It's got everything to make the newspapers salivate: drugs, gay sex, possible murder, a fight over the will: just what will be needed to keep Seth Tobias' memory alive, even if not in quite the way that he might have wanted.

A
New York Times piece investigating the life and death of Seth Tobias wove a lurid tale of drug-fueled sexual decadence and lifestyle excesses culminating with the alleged murder of the hedge-fund hotshot by his scheming wife.

The article ran Tuesday. Meanwhile, a legal battle for the $25 million Tobias estate between his volatile spouse Filomena and his family is ongoing. The astounding account centered on the accusation by the Tobias clan that Filomena lured her intoxicated husband into the swimming pool of his mansion with the promise of sex with a male stripper in order to cause his death.

Oh yes, this one is going to run and run, there'll be no end of stories on ol' Seth.

An unfolding drama over Seth Tobias's estate is providing a lurid account of fast money and faster living in the volatile world of hedge funds. Tobias's four brothers and Mrs. Tobias are locked in a legal battle over the estate, which is worth at least $25 million

Here's the actual NYT story:

A life of private jets and black-tie balls ended with Seth Tobias, a wealthy investment manager and a familiar presence on CNBC, floating face down in the swimming pool of his mansion here.

It was just after midnight on Sept. 4 when Mr. Tobias’s wife, Filomena, frantically called 911. “Please send somebody, please!” Mrs. Tobias screamed. “He’s not breathing!” By the time the police arrived, she had pulled her husband’s body to the edge of the pool, where she cradled his head in her arms, sobbing.

Mr. Tobias, who was 44 years old, had apparently suffered a heart attack, his brother Spence said at the time. The police did not consider his death suspicious.

But now an unfolding drama over Mr. Tobias’s estate is providing a lurid account of fast money and faster living in the volatile world of hedge funds. Mr. Tobias’s four brothers and Mrs. Tobias are locked in a legal battle over the estate, which is worth at least $25 million. And, in a civil complaint, they have gone so far as to accuse her of murder.

What's making the argument over Seth Tobias' will so much fun is that it was signed before his marriage. And as any lawyer knows (and as anyone getting married should), marriage is a contract that over rides your will. So the Mrs. Tobias is indeed entitled to the $25 million. Thus, perhaps, the accusation of murder. In Florida, a murderer cannot inherit from the person they murder, so if she were convicted, then the earlier will (might) stand.

It does seem that Seth Tobias had some, umm, interesting, habits:

They also secretly frequented a gay bar called Cupids in West Palm Beach, in a strip mall along a main thoroughfare. It was there, according to Mr. Ash, that Mr. Tobias first met Tiger.

“Seth used to come in here back when it was crazy,” said Adiel Hemingway, the longtime manager of Cupids. As a flat-screen television blared hard-core gay pornography, he said that Mr. Tobias often came to the club with his wife. Mr. Hemingway took out a picture of Tiger in his office. Tiger is blond and covered with tattoos that look like stripes.

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