Jailed for ter­ror fraud

Sunday Territorian - - WORLD -

FRANCE: A man who claimed to have sur­vived the 2015 mas­sacre at the Bat­a­clan the­atre in Paris, de­scrib­ing his brush with death in vivid de­tail though he was nowhere near the scene, was sen­tenced to six months in jail on Fri­day.

The court in Ver­sailles, south of Paris, sen­tenced Ced- ric Rey, 29, to two years in jail with 18 months sus­pended for at­tempted fraud against a state fund for vic­tims of ter­ror­ism.

His ap­pli­ca­tion was turned down af­ter he failed to sup­ply doc­u­ments prov­ing his claim.

At least seven peo­ple have been found guilty of fraud over the at­tacks.

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