BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A judge has awarded the former wife of a multimillionaire businessman a divorce settlement worth more than $40 million, even
though she admitted having affairs with both her rock-climbing guide and a man she met on a flight to China.
In addition to a $24 million payment, Susan Sosin (search) will keep the couple's $3.6 million Manhattan apartment, $2 million Utah ski house and
$800,000 home in Wallkill, N.Y. But she has to vacate the couple's two mansions in Connecticut and three desert properties in Arizona.
In the divorce granted Wednesday, she also gets to keep $6 million in her brokerage accounts, eight cars and $2.9 million in jewelry, including a ruby
piece her husband had bought for her but hadn't given to her prior to their divorce.
Richard Albrecht, attorney for Sosin's husband, Howard Sosin (search), estimated the total value of the award at $43 million, or 27 percent of the
estate. She wanted half, he said.
"My opinion is her conduct in this matter affected the award," Albrecht said.
Susan Sosin, 51, admitted in testimony that she had become intimate with a guide while rock climbing in 1996, though she said it was a spontaneous and
isolated occurrence. During a flight to China in 2000, she met a married man, and that led to a lengthy affair, according to testimony.
Howard Sosin's wealth was estimated at $168 million. Among the assets he gets to keep are $89 million in bank accounts, 10 of the couple's 18 cars,
$960,000 worth of private club memberships and $22 million in fine art.
The couple met in 1978 when Howard Sosin was an assistant professor at Columbia University (search). At the time, she was married to another man and
working in retail.
the last paragraph here says it all..... she met Sosin while she was married to another man... STUPID !
I've always said, if a woman will cheat to be with you, she'd cheat on you to be with someone else...