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High-Stakes Poker Player and Fraudster Found Guilty of Kidnapping

Written by:
Nagesh Rath
Published on:
Jul/21/2021

French poker pro Arnaud Mimran has been found guilty of kidnapping and sentenced to 13 years in prison.

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The billionaire socialite and high-stakes poker player had already been serving an 8-year prison term for a complex VAT fraud.

Then in April, Mimran was indicted for two murders—the driver of French high-stakes cash game player Cyril Mouly, and his ex-father-in-law.

But it just keeps getting more bizarre.

From PokerTube:

And this latest mess relates to the kidnapping of Swiss financier Yomi Rodrig in 2016. Rodrig claims he was bundled into the boot of a car and forced at gunpoint to buy millions of dollars worth of shares in a shell company controlled by Mimran.

The bizarre case took an unexpected turn when the kidnapping gang leader was murdered outside his home leaving the group leaderless and seeing no other option to release Rodrig who then went straight to the police after being told he was supposed to have been “disposed of.”

- Nagesh Rath, Gambling911,.com

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