Keyword: Gilbert Chikli

Court jails masterminds of fake French minister fraud scam

Two Franco-Israeli men were given jail sentences and heavy fines by a Paris court for masterminding a multi-million-euro fraud using the identity of Jean-Yves Le Drian, who at the time was France’s defence minister and is now the foreign minister, to raise money from wealthy political, business and religious figures.

Paris trial opens into massive fraud involving fake French minister

Seven people are on trial in Paris for their aleged involvement in a multi-million fraud scandal that targeted more than 150 prominent figures and organisations and which included an impersonation by phone and Skype of then defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, now foreign minister, requesting funds for a supposed secret mission.

Convicted French-Israeli fraudster jailed on return from Ukraine

Gilbert Chikli, 51, sentenced in France in 2015 in absentia to seven years in jail for swindling companies and banks to the tune of millions of euros, and whose life story was turned into a cinema film, was jailed immediately after his extradition to Paris from Ukraine.