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Resource ID: #18215
Subject: Law
Source: Vanity Fair Magazine
Date: August


"In the wealthy suburban enclave of Fishing Creek Farm, on the Maryland shore, an anonymous letter has divided a community, sparked a lawsuit, and spawned a Web site that chronicles nasty divorces, an extramarital liaison, a suicide attempt and alleged cocaine parties. It's clear that Lori Gough, a local real-estate agent, and her banker husband Tim, received the vicious piece of hate mail. But were Keith and Julie Conrad, who lived around the corner, really guilty of sending it?" Burrough details the events prior to and after the Gough's received the letter in 1997, and looks at how it tore the once peaceful and affluent community apart.

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