Music executive who faked his death pleads guilty

Court Watch Posted on

A music executive has pleaded guilty to faking his own death and pretending to be his killer.

WSMV-TV reports 62-year-old William Grothe pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempting to defraud his life insurance company and creating the false impression of his own death.

Grothe disappeared Nov. 19. His car was found in Nashville near the Cumberland River boat ramp, and his wallet and cap were nearby.

Assistant District Attorney Rob McGuire says Grothe took out $1 million in life insurance policies.

His attorney, Richard Tennent, says Grothe, an attorney who worked for a Music Row company that collects royalties for songwriters, was living as a homeless man in Arizona.

Tennent said Grothe has been diagnosed with bipolar disease and depression.

Legal News Media

Legal News is the top headline legal news provider for lawyers and legalprofessionals. Read law articles and breaking news from law firm's across the United States to get the latest updates. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of the site at any time. Your This site is solely for your personal use. You are, of course, welcome to print or otherwise copy material from this site for your personal use. However, you may not distribute, exchange, modify, sell or transmit anything you copy from this Site, including but not limited to any text, images, audio and video, for any business, commercial or public purpose. Any unauthorized use of the text, images, audio and video may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and civil and criminal statutes.


American Bar Association – Start and Run a Law Firm – Starting a Law Firm

CPA Website Designs