The former Wall Street trader had experienced financial downfall prior to his conviction, but in actuality his story seems to be a prime example of a spoiled rich asshole who thought death and arson were better options than simply being a normal middle-class American. He went from having expensive Picasso originals and a net worth of around $1 million to having just about $50.00 in his bank account. This threw him over the edge and he set his mansion on fire in a grand attempt at scheming money to avoid "being poor."
Michael Marin deserved every bit of that 16-year sentenced he had been given, and if this case is ruled a suicide, he doesn't deserve to be mourned. He broke the law in a massive attempt at fraud and if the video below is any indicator of his actions, then he went out like a coward who couldn't face the music for his idiotic deeds.
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