F1 ris­ing star’s mum jailed for €8.5m fraud

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY ALAN SELBY

Racer Alex joins F1 THE mum of the Bri­tish For­mula One driver tipped as the next Lewis Hamil­ton is a fraud­ster – jailed for a €8.5mil­lion car scam.

Race ace Alex Al­bon’s mother Kankamol, 47, got six years for swin­dling cash through a lux­ury mo­tors pyra­mid scheme.

She sold Fer­raris, Bent­leys Bu­gat­tis and Roll­sroyces at dis­counted rates to in­vestors with the prom­ise of sell­ing them on again for quick prof­its.

But most cus­tomers never got theirs – and one car was sold to two dif­fer­ent people.

Jail­ing her at Ip­swich Crown Court in 2012, Judge Ru­pert Over­bury called it a “mas­sive, greed­driven fraud. You per­sis­tently de­frauded in­vestors. The ma­jor­ity never saw a car.” Liam Payne

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