Sherlock and Load

“America’s fragmented criminal-justice system allowed him to commit perjury in one state and move on to the next. Journalists laundered his reputation in TV shows and books. Parents desperate for closure in the unsolved murder of a son or daughter clamored for his aid. Then there was Walter’s own pathology. He so fully inhabited the role of celebrated criminal profiler he appeared to forget he was pulling a con at all.” David Gauvey Herbert in NY Mag: The Case of the Fake Sherlock. “Richard Walter was hailed as a genius criminal profiler. How did he get away with his fraud for so long?” (And how did he not end up in the House of Representatives.)

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