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Bed and Blackmail: Swiss Gigolo Swindled Wealthy Lovers

The richest woman in Germany gets seduced by a Swiss gigolo while away at a luxurious spa. As she carries on the affair, hiding it from her husband and children, the gigolo schemes with his Italian accomplice, who secretly films the lovers from a hotel room next door. The gigolo begs the unfaithful woman to give him $10 million to pay off a fictitious Mafia boss. Once she does, he demands more, or else he will reveal the evidence of her infidelity to the world. No, this tale is not taken from a trashy romance novel, but from a German courtroom.


Yesterday, Helg Scarbi, who's known as the "Swiss Gigolo" was sentenced to six years in jail, after blackmailing Germany's wealthiest woman, Susanne Klatten, and a list of other uber-rich lovers.

Klatten is the reclusive heir to the BMW fortune. She decided to come forward to authorities about the blackmail, and risk embarrassment. Because the seductive swindler confessed, he received six years, instead of 10. Does that sounds like a fair sentence to you?


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stephley stephley 7 years
Ha! Reality sure takes the fun out of things
eowynnie eowynnie 7 years
a real life version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?
Michaelrcks Michaelrcks 7 years
He should've been given 20 years.
Stella-Stylist Stella-Stylist 7 years
Yeah, indeed she must have been unhappy with her hubby, so why not leave him? I mean, this may sound a bit on the harsh side but I think that she shouldn't get a penny of her money back. That jerk that hustled her got what he deserved, but she is just as guilty because she was being unfaithful and lying to her hubby!! Call me old fashioned but I just don't believe that people should cheat and if they get caught.....oh well, they get what they deserve (unless it's something like death or physical harm. No one deserves that!).
divinelight divinelight 7 years
Good for her stepping forward though and not allowing herself to be blackmailed.
em1282 em1282 7 years
Yeah, but he's painted as the "gigolo". But like nya said, there's no accounting for taste!
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
She isn't much better.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
Why would anyone want to sleep with someone who looks THAT creepy?????? He looks sinister.
UnDave35 UnDave35 7 years
I don't know how I feel about this. I'm sorry she was blackmailed, and I think that was wrong, but what the heck were you doing going to bed with this guy when you're married? Isn't that just inviting trouble?
em1282 em1282 7 years
"Yeah, she had to be really unhappy at home to look at him and see an alternative. Looks as thrilling as a proctologist." :rotfl:
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 7 years
There is no accounting for taste
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
He looks liek the "tall skinny creepy guy" from Charlie's Angels. Not cute at all...wakka. He should have gotten the 10 years.
tiabia tiabia 7 years
So that's what happened to ole Mr. Slugworth!
liliblu liliblu 7 years
His smile is just creepy.
stephley stephley 7 years
Yeah, she had to be really unhappy at home to look at him and see an alternative. Looks as thrilling as a proctologist.
liliblu liliblu 7 years
Not my image of a gigolo. She did the right thing by going to the police. The blackmail would never have stopped.
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
Did she get her money back I wonder? Or some of it? And Scarbi IS creepy looking.
lattegoodness lattegoodness 7 years
He just looks creepy to me. I wouldn't date him, rich or not.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Yeah you're right karlotta that is the wrong use of tail.
tyffi tyffi 7 years
@ karlotta: *lol* the whole article is like "Find the mistake"... Also, the name is Klatten, not Klateen.
Grandpa Grandpa 7 years
karlota, maybe the "tail" the writer was referring to was the victims of the Gigolo :rotfl:
karlotta karlotta 7 years
For crying out loud, it's a TALE, not a tail.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Sounds like the case of Dr. Jeckle and Danny Kaye
Grandpa Grandpa 7 years
No, the guy got off light. How much of the Money was recovered?

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