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Deadly Charms: Elder Seduction, Abuse, and Death in San Diego
Oct. 24, 2022
Skip Press
Non-fiction: True crime
Robert Rau was a USAF veteran living in San Diego who worked his way up the corporate ladder to become a multi-millionaire in his 80s. After losing his wife of many years, Bob Rau was seduced by a scheming beauty in her early 60s named Francine Coppola. Desperate for upward social mobility, Francine added the first name Sofia to give the impression she was related to the famous filmmaker. Disgraced beauty queen Carrie Prejean is her daughter. In under a year, Rau was seduced by Sofia Francine Coppola, married to her only days after getting out of the hospital, and she quickly estranged him from his loving family. His health rapidly deteriorated under Coppola's watch. She went against medical advice and totally controlled Bob Rau's life, and he died far too soon. Coppola went through 90% of Bob's entire estate in nine months of marriage. Not very long after her fifth husband's death, Francine moved in with and then married Dave Watson, another recent widower and friend of Bob Rau who succeeded him as CEO of the Rohr company. It is unknown whether, when the Rau family took her to court, if Francine's sixth husband paid her legal bills or if she used assets squirreled away from Bob Rau's estate. The trial was held in the fall of 2022 in San Diego Civil Court. This book is the story of the shocking end of Bob Rau and reflects how too often elderly lonely men in our society can be unduly influenced.
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Written with Laura Rau, the daughter of the late millionaire and lead plaintiff for Bob Rau's estranged family in the lawsuit against Francine Coppola.
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