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Three German retirees who lost $1.4 million US in the financial crisis and kidnapped their American investment adviser in an attempt to recoup the money were convicted Tuesday. Wilhelm Drescher, left, and Roland Kaspar, pictured here awaiting their judgments, are among four retirees who were sentenced Tuesday in a courtroom in Traunstein, Germany. (Michaela Rehle/Reuters) Their 74-year-old ringleader was sentenced to six years in prison. Two couples, aged between 61 and 80, had invested their savings with a man identified by many media outlets as James Amburn, a financial adviser who worked out of offices in the U.S. and ...
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Germany's Kidnapping Trial: Revenge of the Pensioners
Angry about losing $3.5 million in investments last year in the recession, a wily gang of German pensioners were bent on revenge, prosecutors say. So they allegedly did what some who've lost fortunes in the downturn have probably thought about at one point or another: they allegedly abducted their financial adviser and locked him in a cellar for days, demanding he help them get their money back. Now the retirees — all over the age of 60 — are on trial for kidnapping, and they seem as feisty and unrepentant as ever. The alleged ringleader of the group, who has been identified as Roland K, a 74-year-old former developer, ... market research, surveys and trends


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German retirees guilty of kidnap - The University of Tennessee ...
Some of the defendants and their lawyers in court in Traunstein - 8 February 2010 The defendants said they had invited their financial adviser for a holiday Four German pensioners have been found guilty of kidnapping the financial adviser they blamed for US property investments that went awry. The court found that the four, aged 61 to 80, abducted James Amburn and tried to force him to refund 2.5m euros (£2.25m; $3.4m) in lost investments. They took him from his home in western Germany and drove him 450km (280 miles) to southern Bavaria. He was freed after hiding a message to call police in a fax to his Swiss bank. The ...
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