French nobles conned out of fortune by 'Leonardo da Vinci of mental manipulation'

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A man stands trial in Bordeaux accused of holding an aristocratic family under a 'mental spell' for a decade and defrauding them of 4.5 million euros.

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The trial has begun of a man accused of keeping an aristocratic family under his “mental spell” in their French chateau and in Oxford for a decade and defrauding them of their 4.5-million-euro fortune, reports The Telegraph.