A close friendship riven by lies
Rob Brenner and John Beale met at Princeton University in the late 1970s and co-owned a vacation home. They worked together for more than two decades at U.S. EPA, carpooled to work and met regularly for early-morning breakfasts and Friday night dinners with their wives. They even had a joint retirement party on a Potomac River cruise in late 2011. Then their friendship -- and Brenner's luck -- took a turn for the worse.