Murdered on August 14, 1990. Name comes from Rodney Stich's research.
January 1991 issue, California Lawyer, 'Who killed Dexter Jacobson?':
"Jacobson planned to file a civil complaint ... that would charge some of San Francisco's top lawyers with involvement in the nation's most costly bankruptcy trustee fraud and embezzlement scadal. ... Jacobson's secretary, Ginny Morrison, recalls her boss saying shortly before his death that filing the suit was a "dangerous" move. "He said he was going up against some powerful people, and that this would be on the front page of every newspaper in the country." ... lawyers in ... tightly knit bankruptcy community were aware of Duck's schemes, and probably participated in them. Dexter Jacobson was one of the first people willing to investigate that possibility. ... The final drafts of [Jacobson's] lawsuits have disappeared from Jacobson's house, his office, his car, and from the hard drive of his computer. ... On the day of his death, Jacobson had planned to meet with FBI Agent Eddie Freyer, ... Jacobson was overwhelming their opponents with his meticulous research and questioning. "There is not much dobt in my mind it's tied in with ths bankruptcy stuff," one federal source said."
prweb.com/releases/2009/08/prweb2719154.htm (accessed: July 15, 1997): "New York, NY (PRWEB) August 10, 2009 ... Dexter Jacobson was to have filed a civil lawsuit against attorneys, trustees and others involved in a suspected bankruptcy ring operating in Northern California. His criminal complaint with the FBI was to have been finalized on 15 August 1990. Jacobson was murdered on 14 August 1990! The case has been closed by the Sausalito Police and is under seal by court order. The investigation of the FBI is also sealed. Coincidence? California Lawyer Magazine, in its January issue of 1991 reported extensively on the murder of Dexter Jacobson in their article: Who Killed Dexter Jacobson. One of the largest recorded fraud cases in U.S. Bankruptcy history was being investigated and prosecuted at about the same time that the SF Lawyer, Jacobson was murdered. This was the case of Charles Duck, Trustee. Duck was sentenced to 27 months in prison on a plea bargain and fined $1.5 million which may still not have been repaid. U.S. Trustee Thomas Stanton, stated in a press release issued in 1990 concerning Duck,"We believe this is the largest embezzlement ever charge against a court-appointed trustee." Author Rodney Stitch, in his book Defrauding America, has discussed Duck and the Northern California Bankruptcy Court system extensively."