BUSINESS
12/04/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sam Israel, Hedge Fund Suicide Faker, Locked Away After "Great Sex"

THE first thing Sam Israel, the CEO of collapsed hedge fund Bayou, did after receiving a 20-year sentence to federal prison in April was have "crazy sex" with his girlfriend, Debra Ryan.

Israel, 48, faked his own death in June to avoid prison by scrawling "Suicide Is Painless" on the hood of his abandoned car. He'd already been sentenced and ordered to pay his swindled victims $350 million, but the judge had given him "six weeks to settle his affairs." Israel vanished the morning he was supposed to surrender. Weeks later, his mother handed him over to authorities.

Now Ryan, who confessed to helping her boyfriend flee, opens up to Marie Claire magazine about their relationship. The leggy blonde described Israel as a "holy lamb," even though her romance with him left her $500,000 in debt and with a criminal record.

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