Weigh in on Arrest of Jonathan Roth

The son who reported Massapequa resident Raymond Roth missing days before he turned up alive now faces fraud charges. Should he?

For more than a week there had been much speculation about whether there would be any arrests connected to the strange case of Raymond Roth and his family.

Roth is the Massapequa resident whose son Jonathan on July 28 at Jones Beach. After authorities spent days searching for him, Roth after he was stopped briefly by cops in South Carolina. His current whereabouts are unknown.

From that point on there have been questions of whether Jon Roth conspired to help his father fake his death. It didn't help that the "missing" man's ex-wife of exchanging emails with her father in in which Raymond Roth asked his son to contact him at a resort the day after he disappeared.

Jon Roth denied seeing the emails,and is charged with fraud and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, according to the Nassau County District Attorney.

We want to know if you agree with the decision to charge the "missing" man's son from a previous marriage.

Take our poll below and weigh in with your comments.

Chris Wendt August 07, 2012 at 10:53 AM
None of us are investigators, nor are we sitting on a Grand Jury having the evidence presented to us for an indictment. We, the people, have time honored constitutionally-based "due process" procedures to decide the right-and-wrong of such cases. Personally, I resent all public opinion polls concerning how we feel about a serious criminal matter. Our collective agreement or disagreement with prosecutorial decisions is a meaningless exercise which could adulterate the administration of justice by fostering a groundswell of uninformed public opinion capable of prejudicing prospective jurors who read or participate in such polls.
Lisa August 07, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Who cares. I have my own issue . The wife has enought to worry about without the public passing judgment
TomMullen August 07, 2012 at 04:28 PM
If he was attempting insurance fraud, he needs a taste of the system to get a slap on the wrist. I am sure a few nights in jail scared the bejusus out of him - but let's face it, this kid is NOT a criminal in the "locked-up" sought of way, look at his parents - pretty dysfunctional and any kid growing up in such an environment really needs a break and better understanding by the criminal justice system. BUT WHAT ABOUT THE DAD, WHY ISN'T HE LOCKED UP????


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