What a player.....

#2
All joking aside, I've been following this case in the Media since this bloke was arrested. It's easily the most bizarre criminal case I've ever encountered... can't wait for somebody to write a book on it.

Interestingly, he is facing a discretionary life sentence (which the Judge warned him she was actively considering) and this was the first case where a new offence of "Kidnap by Fraud" was proven.

All in all, what a very odd affair.

V!
 
#3
I must say I find it hard to sympathise with the cretins who were taken in. The bloke who let him blind fold him and beat him up as a 'spy test' clearly needed a thump anyway.
 

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#5
Personally I am just jealous! I can't even get anyone to buy me a pint.

He is obviously in for a hard time in jail and deservedly so but can't you just see him conning the cons and gaolers.
 
#6
I second that, AY. In some strange way I admire this guy's sheer chutzpah.

Goes without saying that he's probably had an agent and a screenwriter working busily away...
 
#7
I almost think "fair play to the bloke". If im stupid enough to be taken in by that, then i deserve everything i get!

On the other hand - he has been caught and deserves the kicking for being caught, if he was any good he would have stayed in brazil!

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#8
What amazed me was that they were all well-educated - solicitors etc. It beggars belief that they would/could not refer to someone for advice/confirmation of his identity and credentials.
 
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Auld - Yin................I've heard a whisper that the Provos are going to top you. Send me a fiver and I'll tell you when and where.
 

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#10
Biscuits, you got it wrong.... its you they are after, send me a tenner and I'll tell you when and where.....
 

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#11
Biscuits_AB said:
Auld - Yin................I've heard a whisper that the Provos are going to top you. Send me a fiver and I'll tell you when and where.
Writing as my alter-ego at work I have to thank you profusely Biscuits for warning me in time.(don't tell anyone that I use another name at work!)

p.s. I have tried to put the fiver in the wee slot in the computer to send to you but it won't take it - so I will just have to buy drink with it instead. :wink:
 
#12
growler said:
What amazed me was that they were all well-educated - solicitors etc. It beggars belief that they would/could not refer to someone for advice/confirmation of his identity and credentials.
Growler, With you on this but I am not supprised at all that they were taken in. The amount of times I'v talked my way out of shiite by calling on my thespian skills are countless.

'Once more dear friends, once more...'
 
#13
Your both wrong, so you are; the Provos are still chasing Osnaduckling...

The airsoft people are after you guys though, they have been enraged by your comments about Walts and want revenge. If you organise for your wages to be paid into my bank each month I will protect you from their plastic BB pellets, mostly using novelty "medievel" armour!

Think about it guys as the airsoft people are:

Well-equipped
Well-funded
Organised
Familiar with specialist military tactics
Hugely sad
Unable to get laid
The embarrasment of their entire family
Guilty of picking their noses and eating when not being watched (it fits the profile...)

I am happy to provide protection!
 
#19
feck..i.ve been typing from an internet cafe opposite waterloo station before curling up in an old m.f.o. box for the past two years.if i see him i will be having stern words.has anyone got 10p?
 
#20
growler said:
What amazed me was that they were all well-educated - solicitors etc. It beggars belief that they would/could not refer to someone for advice/confirmation of his identity and credentials.
According to a couple ladies in my office, they reckon the victims (not including the man) initially fell for his charm andgood looks. I'm still trying see it myself.... cannot believe the bollox he came out with and, like others said, the naivity of the 'victims'. People probably say you'll have to be in the situ to see how they fell for the crap, but where my money or family is seemingly jeopardised or withdrawn from me by a scrawny looking pr|ck like that, commonsense would have smacked me one pdq. If not commonsense, then my brothers would have anyway :)


Glad to see that not all his victims (not mentioned in the reports) were not taken in:

... Many of his antics seem laughable in the cold light of day, and in truth the majority of people he came across saw straight through him. When he told colleagues he worked for MI5 they joked that he was more likely to work for MFI...
Today's Mail - no link
 

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