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'Saudi princess' wins $21m UK fraud case

A woman accused of creating a false identity as a Saudi princess has won a UK Court of Appeals case allowing her to keep luxury London properties

'Saudi princess' wins $21m UK fraud case
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A ‘Saudi princess’ accused of being a prostitute and
inventing her royal identity has reportedly won a UK court case to keep six
properties worth £14 million pounds ($21.6 million).

Sara Al Amoudi was sued by London property developers Ian Paton and Amanda
Clutterbuck, who claim she duped them into handing over six units in London’s
West End as part of a wider deal that they believed would later be covered by
the billionaire Al Amoudi family.

Funds for the larger deal failed to materialise and
Clutterbuck and Paton claimed the now 33-year-old woman refused to return
ownership of the six apartments.

Al Amoudi, who in court denied she was a prostitute or
fake royal, said Paton, whom she claimed to have been in a secret relationship
with, gave her the properties as repayment for millions of dollars she had lent
him out of suitcases full of cash that she had been sent from Saudi Arabia, according to a report by the Daily Mail.

Al Amoudi won the London High Court case last year and on
Friday the Court of Appeal also rejected the couple’s plea, the report added.

The Court of Appeal said claims over her identity,
including that she is an illegal Ethiopian immigrant, were irrelevant and there
was no evidence that she used her ‘royal’ identity to fraudulently claim the
units, the website said.

Dubbed ‘The Vamp in the Veil’ by the British media, Al
Amoudi claims to have dated footballer Freddie Ljungberg and actors Colin
Farrell and Joaquin Phoenix and previously appeared in court in 2010 when her
ex-boyfriend, Swedish model Patrick Ribbsaeter, was cleared of assaulting her

She also has claimed she was once a child-bride of a
former Saudi king.

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Memo tko 4 years ago

Please leave Sara alone if you cannot praise her do not take her to the terrible ordeal all over Sara is a wonderful human being helpful God loving and considerate a beautiful woman Great mother and the best friend the person can have please don't hurt her anymore let her live her life and be happy she deserves to be happy she is a wonderful woman,A beautiful woman and I'm telling you a great person!