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Imposter ‘Saudi prince’ caught after eating pork during $50,000 scam

A con artist who defrauded his victims of millions of dollars while posing as a Saudi prince got caught after a Miami hotelier noticed the supposedly devout Muslim royal was eating pork during their meetings. Anthony Gignac, a Colombian-born scammer known for targeting super-rich real estate developers, worked under the alias ‘Sultan Bin Khalid Al-Saud’ as he finagled gifts worth ...

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Imposter architect accused by AG Schneiderman gets up to 7 years

ALBANY — Goodbye Newman! Paul J. Newman, the upstate man who was accused by the New York Attorney General’s Office in April of masquerading as a licensed architect, was sentenced Tuesday to two-and-a-third to seven years in prison. “Deceptively posing as a licensed and registered architect has real consequences — including prison time,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Newman pleaded ...

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Imposter architect pleads guilty after AG Schneiderman busts him

ALBANY — This fake architect is no longer master of his own domain. Paul J. Newman, who was accused by the New York Attorney General’s Office in April of masquerading as a licensed architect, pleaded guilty to a host of felony charges in three upstate counties and is likely headed to prison, officials announced Wednesday. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had ...

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