Four Days in Hell

A kidnapper pleads guilty to the brutal $18 million Exxon extortion scheme

It was the most dramatic abduction in New Jersey since the Lindbergh baby disappeared in 1932. But unlike that kidnapping and murder, which has remained shrouded in mystery for decades, the details of the final four days of Sidney Reso came clear a little over four months after the 57-year-old Exxon International president vanished on his way to work April 29. Last week in a federal courtroom in Trenton, New Jersey, Arthur Seale, a former security officer for Exxon, recounted the grisly details as he pleaded guilty to extortion charges that could bring him up to 95 years in prison and...

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