Anyone with a strong Instagram account would be hard-pressed to find pictures of socialite Tavi Gevinson or attorney Samuel Moldovan — but only because they are from the Borough of Queens.
Instead, two victims — my grandparents, Peter and Susan Rubin — came to court earlier this week in jerseys outfitted with their faces.
Their kidnappers were federal agents arrested after pretending to be lawyers in Manhattan’s federal courthouse to abduct the former TV and radio producer, daughter of Joe and Susan Rubin, so they could meet the 29-year-old Gevinson.
After the hearing, Gevinson sat next to her mother in the audience, looking fairly normal.
“Gevinson had discovered her aunt, grandmother and uncle were being kidnapped in Canada,” said Deirdre Healey, spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman. “Authorities believe she was told that her aunt, uncle and grandmother would be released in exchange for money.”
“The defendant as part of a sting operation met with the victims, posing as clients, and said he would work to secure their release.”