Karen DeLayne “Laney” Jacobs didn’t want “to be a little Alabama girl with an overdrawn checkbook and a boring job>” Laney had dreams of huge homes, fancy cars, and all the money a girl could ever spend. While most people have the same goal, they spend years working hard to reach it.
Not Laney. She wanted it all and right now.
Wiggling her way into Miami’s drug culture by using the contacts she made while working as a legal secretary, soon Laney was living in California and brokering millions of dollars worth of cocaine.
But she wasn’t in California only to sell high dollar drugs, she was there to pursue her Hollywood dreams; which is how she came to know Roy Alexander Radin
Radin was a vaudeville producer with big dreams and a horrifying drug addiction. When he met up with Laney Jacobs, he was certain he’d met his dream girl. And, in turn, she was certain she had met a man who could make her the movie producer she’d always dreamed of being.
Until she became an overbearing, overly-demanding, manipulative, controlling wench.
But nobody was allowed to cut Laney out of a deal; especially not a coke-sniffing, overweight, washed-up sideshow producer who was going to steal her dreams of stardom.
Steve Wick recounts the convoluted tale of Hollywood and cocaine fueled dreams of a small town Southern she-devil and an aging blowhard in his book 1991 book Bad Company: The Startling True Story of Hollywood’s “Cotton Club” Murder. And wow, is it a story!
There is never a dull moment in this book as the author narrates the happenings that led to the murder and taking advantage of guilty pleas, there’s no boring trial portion repeating what’s already been told.
Bad Company is an older book but a spectacular one. You definitely don’t want to miss it.
Where Are They Now
Karen DeLayne Jacobs Greenberger, now 65 years old, has been incarcerated at Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla, California, since March 1992 from where she maintains a MySpace profile – although it hasn’t been updated since 2008 and does nothing much more than promote a website for female prisoners who are looking for penpals.
Dax Amer, who was later adopted by Larry Greenberger, thus becoming Dax Greenberger, and raised by (adopted?) Terry Squillante as Dax Squillante refers to Terry as his father in photos on his MySpace page but I cannot find any information on whether he was formally adopted by Laney’s former lover. As of this writing, Dax lives in Delaware and works for freight company Trinity Logistics.
Terry Squillante, as best as I can determine, maintains a residence in Pennsylvania but also has several business holdings in Florida.
Milan Bellechasses was released from federal prison in June 1998. He is currently listed as the owner of Tropical Construction & Paving of Florida, Inc. in Miami, Florida.
No recent information could be found for Myriam Arias Plaza (or vice versa). Although I did wonder if the photo captioned “Carrying the love of my life” on Dax’s Myspace page wasn’t her.
Larry’s parents Jerry Greenberger and Dahlis Greenberger passed away in 1999 and 1996, respectively.