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I just read this story, and I probably still can't link to it yet (how many posts do I need?), but this is too crazy to not share.

The first 4 paragraphs:

"A scion of Italy’s powerful Agnelli family has been charged with falsifying his own kidnapping as part of an alleged ploy for ransom money, according to police in New York City.

Lapo Elkann, the 39-year-old grandson of Gianni Agnelli, the late billionaire industrial magnate who was chief executive and controlling owner of Fiat, was charged with filing a false report after he allegedly called his family and told them he was being held against his will in a Kips Bay apartment in Manhattan and needed $10,000 to be released.

Elkann, the brother of John Elkann, who serves as chairman of the automaker Fiat Chrysler, allegedly made the false claim about being kidnapped after spending the weekend consuming drugs with an escort.

A representative of the Agnelli family allegedly dropped off the payment to police. Elkann and the escort were later found in front of the escort’s apartment and taken in for questioning, at which point the alleged ploy was discovered."


The article says he's worth billions in Fiat stock.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/29/lapo-elkann-agnelli-family-faking-kidnap-fiat
 
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