Tags: Corzine | son | Jeffrey | Mexico

Corzine Son, 31, Dies in Mexico

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 10:17 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Jeffrey Corzine, the son of Jon Corzine, the former co-chairman of Goldman Sachs who went on to be governor of New Jersey, has died in Mexico, according to spokesmen for the family and the U.S. Embassy. The cause wasn't disclosed.

Steven Goldberg, a family spokesman, announced the death in a statement. Melissa Martinez, an embassy spokeswoman in Mexico City responding to questions about the younger Corzine, said a U.S. citizen died in Mexico on March 11 and referred further questions to Goldberg.

"Mr. Corzine is obviously devastated by this tragic loss," Goldberg said in the statement. "We ask that all respect his family's privacy during this very difficult time."

Goldberg declined further comment when reached by telephone.

Jeffrey Corzine, who was 31 according to public records, listed his home as Malibu, California, on his Facebook account. His father and mother, Joanne Corzine, divorced in 2003.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

The Newark Star-Ledger said he had struggled with substance abuse and had spent time in a California rehab facility.

A photograph posted on the younger Corzine's Facebook page showed him with President Barack Obama, who campaigned for his father’s re-election as governor in 2009. Jon Corzine, a Democrat, was defeated by Republican Chris Christie.

"My thoughts and prayers are with Gov. Corzine, Joanne and the entire Corzine family," Christie, the current New Jersey governor, said in a statement. "They are both devoted parents and the loss they have suffered is unthinkable."

In 2007, Jeffrey Corzine was present every day at Cooper University Hospital in Camden when his father spent 18 days there after a near-fatal car crash while governor. Jon Corzine emerged from that episode saying he held a newfound appreciation of family and that it had caused him to rethink his priorities.

The former governor spent 24 years at New York-based Goldman Sachs, becoming co-head of the firm with Henry Paulson, who later became the U.S. Treasury secretary under President George W. Bush. After Corzine was ousted from Goldman Sachs in 1999, he won a Senate seat representing New Jersey in 2000 and then was elected the state’s governor in 2005.

Corzine, 67, took command of MF Global Holdings, a commodity broker, in 2010. He is fighting a lawsuit brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission over allegations that he failed to properly oversee the company's brokerage unit as it spiraled toward failure in 2011, as $1.6 billion in customer funds went missing.

Jeffrey Corzine was the youngest of three children. He is survived by a sister, Jennifer, and a brother, Josh.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

NBC News Renews Savannah Guthrie's Contract At 'Today' - Report

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 22:41 PM

NBC News has signed Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie to a new contract that is said to last at least three years, acco . . .

'Birdman' Tops SAG Awards, Redmayne Upsets Keaton

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 22:05 PM

The backstage farce "Birdman" topped the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Award, winning best ensemble cast, even though  . . .

Blizzard Expected for 250-mile Stretch of Northeast

Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 17:20 PM

A potentially historic storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine starting Monday . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved