Knebworth conman facing 170-year jail sentence
A KNEBWORTH conman could be jailed for 170 years by an American court after being charged over a �4.4m investment fraud. Robert Tringham already has music legend Bruce Springsteen listed among his victims. He now faces further claims. The 64-year-old,
A KNEBWORTH conman could be jailed for 170 years by an American court after being charged over a �4.4m investment fraud.
Robert Tringham already has music legend Bruce Springsteen listed among his victims.
He now faces further claims.
The 64-year-old, originally from Knebworth, now lives in Diamond Bar, California.
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He fled Britain in 1998 after losing a two-year legal battle in the High Court where he was accused of releasing two unauthorised CDs of Springsteen's music.
The rock star was seeking �2m in damages; the court found in his favour and Tringham disappeared shortly after.
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Tringham now faces 11 counts in relation to a pyramid or Ponzi scheme and is accused of duping investors to hand-over cash.
Tringham is charged with four counts of wire fraud, three counts of mail fraud, and single counts of tax evasion, obstruction of justice, making a false statement to federal investigators and criminal forfeiture.
He was due back in court yesterday (Monday), but no details had been released at the time of writing.
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