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She told them she was Hugo Chavez’s ex-wife and worked in the White House. And she’d make them rich.
WaPo via MSN.com ^ | September 20, 2017 | Manuel Roig-Franzia

Posted on 09/20/2017 12:22:43 PM PDT by Enchante

On one level, the saga of Madame Giselle is a story about, in no particular order, allegations by two neighbors who say they were swindled in an elaborate scheme to sell T-shirts to the Venezuelan army, a cash-stuffed envelope slipped under a doorway, a legendary bygone scandal involving the Colombian military and a glamorous woman known as “The Blonde,” an ongoing multimillion-dollar Colombian fraud case, and a supposed helicopter ride into Syria. But on another level, as illustrated in interviews and in hundreds of text messages obtained by The Washington Post, it’s a story about friendship and trust, about what we can make ourselves believe and how we can sometimes suspend disbelief when dreams are in sight.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alsisi; bogota; chavez; colombia; conartist; crime; criminal; dc; egypt; florida; maryland; scam; scamartist; venezuela; washingtondc; whitehouse
Interesting story of a con artist operating in DC, Florida, Bogota, and other countries. She pretended to know Trumps, although there seems to be no actual connection at all. It simply indicates how brazen and shameless a confident con artist can be...... this could be a movie plot, except that the known outcomes are a little bit small potatoes (her recent scams seem to be in the tens of thousands rather than millions of dollars, though there is evidence that she has scammed many millions over a long period of time).
1 posted on 09/20/2017 12:22:43 PM PDT by Enchante
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2 posted on 09/20/2017 12:28:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (DACA: Their dream, our nightmare... will the rule of law prevail or not?)
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To: Enchante

There are some World Class Liars out there. They are very good actors for specified audiences in specified settings.
The elderly and the desperate have to be careful who they chose to guide them in financial or retirement planning.
If you know you are a soft touch for a shed tear or a tragic sob story, have s second party there with you who is not so easy to manipulate. Many is the man who wanted to rescue a Damsel in distress and got taken for a ride instead.


3 posted on 09/20/2017 12:48:20 PM PDT by lee martell
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Uh oh, this woman may provide the testimony that Mueller needs to nail Trump. T-shirts bringing down a president...who would have thunk it!


4 posted on 09/20/2017 12:56:20 PM PDT by House Atreides (Send BOTH Hillary & Bill to prison.)
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I don’t think anything in the article hints at the slightest real problem for the Trumps. It is merely an entertaining case of an experienced con artist, fabricating her supposed “connections” to try to give her tales credibility.


5 posted on 09/20/2017 1:12:25 PM PDT by Enchante
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LOL — I was joking. Mueller’s been grasping at straws.


6 posted on 09/20/2017 1:15:51 PM PDT by House Atreides (Send BOTH Hillary & Bill to prison.)
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oh good, sometimes ppl grasp at something without reading the article.... wasn’t sure if you’d read through.

Good humor!!


7 posted on 09/20/2017 1:19:05 PM PDT by Enchante
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Well, I’m glad that I’ll never have to deal with scammers like this. Once that Nigerian Prince pays me my share for helping get his father’s billions out of Africa, I’m going to be too rich to worry about selling T-shirts.


8 posted on 09/20/2017 1:27:41 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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She’s not related to the Lebanese Tampa socialite that was dinking around with Petreaus and Allen and so on is she?


9 posted on 09/20/2017 2:43:55 PM PDT by piasa
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Sounds like a similar milieu. SHe got her start scamming military officers in Colombia. Seems like all military ppl need to be extra wary and savvy about such types. Especially anyone involved in procurement, or anything extra sensitive in intel terms.


10 posted on 09/20/2017 2:52:43 PM PDT by Enchante
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