Guru sentenced to 8 years in aristocratic swindle

Guru sentenced to 8 years in aristocratic swindle

New York City : NY : USA | Nov 13, 2012 at 3:07 AM PST
Source: Fox News
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A man convicted of keeping a family of French aristocrats under his sway for nearly a decade and swindling them out their fortune has been sentenced to eight years in prison. From 2000 to 2009, Thierry Tilly persuaded the family that there was a plot against the lives of Ghislaine de Vedrines and 10 members... FULL ARTICLE AT Fox News
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