Microsoft Manager Accused of Theft Dies

    April 3, 2003

A Microsoft manager accused of stealing $9 million worth of software to buy fancy cars, diamond rings and a yacht died from drinking antifreeze, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office reported.

Toxicology tests following the Feb. 7 death of Daniel Feussner, 32, showed high levels of ethylene glycol, the main ingredient in antifreeze, investigators said Monday.

At the time, Feussner was free on bail after being charged in federal court with 15 counts of mail, wire and computer fraud.

The medical examiner’s office could not say whether he ingested the poison intentionally.

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