Fiat heir Lapo Elkann 'faked own kidnapping' in New York

Fiat heir Lapo Elkann 'faked own kidnapping' in New York
 

An heir to the Fiat fortune stands accused of falsely claiming he had been kidnapped by a transgender prostitute.
Lapo Elkann called his family from New York to demand a $10,000 (£8,000) ransom "to guarantee his safety", a US official told the Associated Press.
But having found him in Manhattan, investigators now believe he concocted the story after he ran out of money following a drink and drugs binge.
The grandson of Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli is now due in court in January.
'Very interesting characters' Mr Elkann, who was arrested on a misdemeanour charge of falsely reporting... read more

 
30 November 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: BBC
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