L&O, Episode 4.12
Production number: 69024
First aired: 12 January 1994
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Written By
René Balcer & Walon Green

Directed By
Constantine Makris

The son of a wealthy businessman is charged with master-minding his own kidnapping in order to collect the five million dollar ransom from his father.

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Stone: "Mr. Bregman, in all my years of prosecution, you are possibly the stupidest criminal I have ever met"

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  • This episode appears to be based on the Samuel Bronfman II kidnapping hoax. On August 9, 1975, Bronfman was abducted in New York and held for more than a week until his father, Edgar Bronfman, Sr., personally paid a $2.3 million ransom. He was later rescued by the FBI and the New York City Police Department in a Brooklyn apartment, where he was found with his hands bound and his eyes and mouth covered with adhesive tape. The captors, both natives of Ireland, were former limousine operator, Dominic Byrne, and his neighbor, former fireman Mel Patrick Lynch. Byrne claimed that he and Samuel were homosexual lovers, and also claimed that Bronfman's nine-day disappearance was a hoax engineered by Bronfman himself. Both Byrne and Lynch were acquitted of kidnapping, but convicted of extortion charges and spent several years in prison.

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Apartment of
Jason Bregman
145 Sutton Place
Friday, November 13

27th Precinct
Interrogation Room
Tuesday, November 17

St. Mary's Hospital
620 West 12th Street
Thursday, November 19

27th Precinct
Monday, November 23

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Insurance Company
329 Centre Street
Thursday, December 10

Supreme Court
Trial Part 61
Wednesday, January 20

Supreme Court
Trial Part 61
Sentencing Hearing
Tuesday, February 9

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