Conman poses as prosecutor to defraud Oscar Pistorious

Conman poses as prosecutor to defraud Oscar Pistorious

- A conman has been arrested for posing as a prosecutor in order to defraud Oscar Pistorious.

- The man in question claims he could make Oscar's case vanish.

Conman poses as prosecutor to defraud Oscar Pistorious

Oscar Pistorius/Photo Credit:BBC

A conman who posed as a prosecutor in order to defraud Oscar Pistorious has been arrested.

The man is reported to have allegedly targeted fo scam Oscar Pistorious  for a total 250,000 rand ($16,400; £11,300) under the guise that  he can repeal his murder conviction  and “make the case disappear”

According to the local media and South Africa police spokesman, Hangwani Mulaudzi, the man is now being charged with corruption.

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The News24 website says that the conman contacted the former Olympic athlete on Thursday night. He was then arrested following a police sting operation.

In a statement, Mr Mulaudzi said: "A 33-year-old man was arrested on Friday afternoon in Pretoria soon after he received a deposit of 40,000 rand for his services which included... [having] Oscar Pistorius' murder case destroyed."

Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. Pistorius was found guilty of murdering Ms Steenkamp after a South African appeals court overturned his initial manslaughter verdict in December.

He is due to be sentenced in April.

 

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