"brainwashed" eleven members of the Vedrines family, ages 16 to
89, for an eight year period from 2000 to 2008. He convinced them that he uncovered a gsecret ploth to kill
them. They yielded control of their checks and calendars. They believed that
they were donating money to a charity ($ 5.72 million), to avoid being killed.
The charity was fake. Tilly pocketed the money. Family members
who doubted his story were shunned.
Vedrines' lawyer, Daniel Picotin said Thilly had a ghistory of lies and
exaggeration. Tilly claimed that he was a member of Habsburg family [prior to
WW I, rulers of a large part of Europe], that he had played soccer for
Marseille, and was a British citizen. None of it was true.
lawyer Alexandre Novion says the family acted willingly.
[That is what Carlos and Helio's lawyer said about Oscar Santa Maria too.]
who brainwashed French aristocrats gets eight yearsh, Japan
November 15, 2012
, p. 12.