Orchestra boss, facing 16 years for embezzlement, previously killed his wife

December 6, 2014 by norman lebrecht


Stephen Jay Carlton, 46, has been convicted of stealing $272,000 from a California orchestra. But it appears he has a prior conviction for manslaughter over strangling his wife, possibly in a sexual accident. So they’re throwing awat the key.

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Comments (2)

  1. Jewelyard says:

    A sicko and a thief. I wonder – when he applied for the job at Peninsula Symphony, were the other applicants carrying records for worse crimes? Is that why they chose him with the voluntary manslaughter conviction? Strange indeed.

  2. Patrick says:

    Perhaps they needed a fundraiser with killer instincts?

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