British national found dead in his French prison cell

Posted on May 23, 2013 • Filed under: Expatriate Arrested, Expatriate Suicide, France reports that a British national, suspected of being the mastermind of €1.6 million bank fraud scam in France was found hanged in his cell in a French prison this week. The man, who has not been named by French authorities, was considered the mastermind of a swindle in which €1.66 million euros in loans were fraudulently obtained from French banks by British nationals. The 38-year-old was arrested on May 14 and appeared before a judge on Friday on suspicion of organised fraud along with a French national, in the Poitiers Vivonne prison in the west of France. Read article

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