World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth presents Jeffrey Toobin
Jeffrey Toobin, the author/attorney famed as CNN’s legal analyst, turns his attention to one of the most sensational criminal cases of the 1970s, the Patty Hearst kidnapping, when he headlines a World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth event.
The heiress to the Hearst Newspapers fortune was kidnapped in 1974 in Berkeley, Calif., by an American terrorist group known as the Symbionese Liberation Army. Then, in 1975, she was captured by the FBI and, convicted of participating in a bank robbery with the SLA. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison but President Jimmy Carter commuted her sentence and President Bill Clinton pardoned her.
Toobin, a staff writer at The New Yorker and the senior legal analyst at CNN Worldwide, will discuss this curious legal saga when he outlines the work that produced his latest book, American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst.