“Swiss gigolo” gets 6 years for defrauding BMW heiress Susanne Klatten

News | March 9th, 2009 by 10
susanne klatten Swiss gigolo gets 6 years for defrauding BMW heiress Susanne Klatten

BMW heiress Susanne Klatten finally finds justice. Last November, media reported that she is being blackmailed by a Swiss national. Today, CNBC just published the …

BMW heiress Susanne Klatten finally finds justice. Last November, media reported that she is being blackmailed by a Swiss national.
Today, CNBC just published the outcome of this story:

susanne klatten 498x333 Swiss gigolo gets 6 years for defrauding BMW heiress Susanne Klatten

A man dubbed “the Swiss gigolo” by the German media was sentenced to six years in prison Monday for defrauding Germany’s richest woman of $9 million (euro 7 million) and attempting to blackmail her for tens of millions more.

Helg Sgarbi admitted to the Munich court that he threatened to release secretly recorded videotapes of trysts with BMW heiress Susanne Klatten, 46, unless the married woman gave him millions of euros to keep quiet.

The 44-year-old also admitted convincing Klatten to give him $9 million (euro7 million) by saying it was for the treatment of a girl left paraplegic after he hit her with his car.

The Munich state court found Sgarbi guilty of fraud and attempted blackmail of Klatten, who turned him in to police.

He was also found guilty of fraud and attempted blackmail for taking $3 million (euro2.4 million) from three other women—identified by the initials H., R., and S.—who were located by authorities in their investigation of the Klatten case.

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