Conman admits he deserves jail time

Fraudster flight attendant admits he deserves jail.
Fraudster flight attendant admits he deserves jail.

A former Qantas flight attendant who defrauded wealthy investors of more than A$8.5 million ($10.8 million) admits he deserves to go to jail.

Dimitri de Angelis, 46, appeared at a sentencing hearing in Sydney's District Court after pleading guilty last month to 16 fraud charges. "I deserve to go to jail," he said outside the court. The Paris-born conman rented Rolls-Royces, luxury holiday homes and offices to fool investors into thinking he was a wealthy businessman.

He claimed his recording company would turn a A$100,000 investment into A$6 million.

De Angelis is also said to have photoshopped himself into pictures with the rich and famous - including the Pope. The hearing will resume next week.

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