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No. 28 - Linda Sandler

Linda SandlerFeatured in the late Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege and Justice, Linda Sandler is the ex-wife of a multi-millionaire named Joel Sandler. The couple lived in luxury in a Philadelphia mansion but despite their wealth, skinflint Mr Sandler would urinate into a cup and throw the contents out of the window rather than incur water charges. When Linda Sandler filed for divorce and moved into the couple’s beach house in 2001, Joel Sandler sought out what he thought to be a hit man. His mistake was to be introduced to someone who turned out to be an undercover police officer instead. Convicted in 2003, Joel Sandler was sentenced to 8.5 to 20 years in prison whilst Linda Sandler gained 75% of the couple’s $4.5 million estate. Still in fear of her life, she remains in hiding to this very day.

 

Watch Dominick Dunne’s account of the case, What, A Price Murder?, here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svtRbaQgCSM

 

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Luke Durbin

Steve Cotten (AKA ‘Britain’s Grumpiest Landlord’) – The Politmore Arms, Yarde Down, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3HA – Alongside a cat named ‘Frederick Albert Hitler’ as barman, landlord of the “maddest pub in Britain” Steve Cotten is certainly eccentric.

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Steve Cotten (AKA ‘Britain’s Grumpiest Landlord’)

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Mrs Filthy Piece of Toerag

Angela Millington (1981 – 2014) – Murdered homeless woman – The skeletal remains of murdered homeless woman Angela Millington were found on Foulness Island in Essex in 2014 complete with a gaffer tape mask. Nobody has been convicted of her murder.

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Angela Millington (1981 – 2014)

The Cheery Street Sweeper – Knightsbridge’s cheeriest street sweeper is a joy to behold. He is quite the contrast to the Royal Borough of K&C’s incompetent, avaricious councillors.

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The Cheery Street Sweeper

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Katherine Knight

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Brenda from Bristol

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The Cross Word Couple (AKA ‘The Crossword Couple’)

The Pret Prayer – Pret A Manger, 15 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3HZ

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The Pret Prayer

The Pret Sleeper – Pret A Manger, 15 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3HZ

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The Pret Sleeper

Prince John Zylinski (AKA ‘Prince Twinkle Toes’)

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Prince John Zylinski

The Pret Spitter

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The Pret Spitter

Fly-fisherwoman Marina Gibson

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Marina Gibson

Margaret Wooliscroft

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Margaret Wooliscroft

Angelo Vizcaino

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Angelo Vizcaino

Mr Penny Farthing

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Mr Penny Farthing

Adolfo Orsi, Jr.

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Adolfo Orsi, Jr.

Helen Brach (AKA “The Candy Lady”, 1911 – 1977, body never found)

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Helen Brach (AKA “The Candy Lady”, 1911 – 1977, body never found)

Mikel Ruffinelli

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Mikel Ruffinelli

Ziyanda Palesa Tutu

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Ziyanda Palesa Tutu

Kensington Claus

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Kensington Claus

The Knightsbridge rose seller

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The Knightsbridge rose seller

Sam Malin and Irène Major (AKA “Lord and Lady Hailes”)

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Sam Malin and Irène Major (AKA “Lord and Lady Hailes”)

Paul and Selena Bailey

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Paul and Selena Bailey

John Bly

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John Bly

Joyce Cohen

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Joyce Cohen (formerly Joyce McDillon, née Joyce Lemay)

Malavath Poorna

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Malavath Poorna

Linda Sandler

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Linda Sandler

Pablo Salcedo

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Pablo Salcedo

Pedro López

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Pedro López (AKA “The Monster of the Andes”)

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June and Leon Bernicoff

Leah Chase

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Leah Chase (AKA “The Queen of Creole Cuisine”)

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Dominic and Stephanie Parker (AKA “The Posh Couple”)

Sarah Meakin FI 1

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Sarah Meakin

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Julia Bradbury

Raine Spencer FI 1

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Raine Spencer; Raine, Countess Spencer (AKA “Acid Raine”)

Hannah Campbell FI 1

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Hannah Campbell (AKA “The Bionic Woman”)

Candida Lycett Green FI 1

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Candida Lycett Green (1942 – 2014; nicknamed “Wibz”)

The musical tramp FI 1

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The musical tramp

Doris and Geoffrey Thompson FI 1

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Doris Thompson MBE OBE (1903 – 2004) and Geoffrey Thompson (1936 – 2004)

Charity Charity FI 1

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Charity Charity

Kimi Raikkonen FI 1

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Kimi Räikkönen

Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo FI 1

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Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo

Kester Thomas FI 1

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Kester Thomas (1975 – 2013)

Gavin Rankin FI 1

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Gavin Rankin

Marina Oswald Porter FI 1

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Marina Oswald Porter (born Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova, Russian: Марина Николаевна Прусакова)

Elena Salvoni FI 1

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Elena Salvoni (1920 – 2016)

Sultan Kosen FI 1

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Sultan Kösen

Boaty Boatwright FI 1

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Boaty Boatwright (also known as Boaty Boatwright Baker)

Cedric Robinson FI 1

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Cedric Robinson MBE

Oliver Newton FI 1

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Oliver Newton

Dawn Ward

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Don who's Donna at night

Captain Pugwash FI 1

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Captain Pugwash (AKA ‘Captain’ Michael M. Maricic)

Peter Grace FI 1

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Peter Grace OBE (1938 – 2013)

Jim Bowen FI 1

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Jim Bowen (born Peter Williams)

Derek Bell FI 1

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Derek Bell MBE

Soho Pam FI 1

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Pamela Jennings (better known as “Soho Pam”, 1964 - 2013)

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£50 grifter

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Parrot Man

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Jocelyn Wildenstein (née Périsset and also known as “Jocelynnys Dayannnys da Silva Bezerra”)

John Gaze FI 1

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John Gaze (1947 - 2011)

Charlie Richardson FI 1

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Charlie Richardson (1934 – 2012)

Robin de la Lanne Mirrlees FI 1

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Clark Rockefeller FI 1

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Christian Gerhartsreiter (main alias Clark Rockefeller)

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The Rt. Hon. Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO (Fiona Shackleton)

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Sir Peter O'Sullevan CBE (1918 – 2015)

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Nancy Wake AC GM (1912 – 2011)

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Claus Von Bülow

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Alexander Fiske-Harrison

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Lord Lucan (also known as Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan)

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Umberto Scomparin


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23 COMMENTS

  1. He is obviously Jewish, he is definitely not Scottish and we can admire that he is not a spendthrift. However, the lavatory must be flushed once a week, there is a danger of Legionnaires disease. It is a horrible disease, trust me, I have been there too…

  2. I remember this case. He is a psycho and sadly he probably will get her in the end. Locking him up will only have made him more bitter and vengeful. The money is cursed.

  3. i was one of his cell mates in state prison that is all he talks about he is very angry what his wife had caused him and still til this day in 2015 he continues to fight the case instead of owning up to his crime and blames his crime on medication prescribed

  4. Well here goes. The story portrayed by dominic Dunn had many flaws. I grew up with Mr sandler in Washington heights
    It was a place called castle village. The street was cabrini Blvd. He lived in 140 and I lived in 120 cabrini Blvd. He has a brother named marty and a sister named lolly. We went to P S 187 in Manhattan. I can not tell you much more after the late 60’s except that he contacted me trying to see if I had any interest in some property here in arizona. So whatever was mentioned in the T V show may not be exactly correct.

  5. Obviously one can’t condone Sandlers actions, but I’m surprised the jury convicted him without him even naming the supposed victim. He never even said it was to be his wife. Very thin evidence compared to similar cases I’ve run into. He was very careful about verbalizing more than the most basic information.
    In the show I saw they kept emphasizing how desperately important money was to him. His wife grabs 75% of all his assets, money she didn’t earn a penny of, yet he’s the greedy one. Isn’t that a bit twisted?

    • Thank you! The divorce laws in this country are a serious injustice! A woman can take half (or more) of a man’s hard-earned wealth simply by divorcing him. And many women set out to do just that. Look at what happened to Paul McCartney. That bitch planned it from the start.

    • Remember…there were children involved! Children that suffered horribly from the abuse & needed extensive therapy afterwards. There is much more to this story…& aftermath.

  6. Hey Bruce Ginsberg. His father was Bernard
    And his mother was I played basketball and you two were taller and better than me. His father died the night before his BarMitzva. I spoke to him in 1991 about a position at Merrill Lynch. I considered him a close friend. Shocked
    About this!

  7. Joel Sandberg may well have been the money -obsessed psycho Domick Dunne portrayed him as, or he may have just been a hard working man who couldn’t bare to see his life savings go up in smoke to a selfish wife. The truth is probably somewhere in between.

  8. I think he got what he deserved and if he’s still in prison, he’s right where he belongs. He should have just “settled up” 50/50 when he had the chance. He still have half of his money and he would have been free to make more. (It’s Kind of hard to make ANY money while sitting in a jail cell).

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