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    France - Conman held for kidnap of nobel family

    BACK IN THE NEWS - VERY INTERESTING CASE

    Conman held for 10-year 'kidnap' of noble family
    THIS CASE IS in this months VANITY FAIR

    Thierry Tilly persuaded French aristocrats the De Vedrines to hand over their fortune
    The First Post, UK/December 21, 2009
    http://www.rickross.com/reference/tilly/tilly4.html

    http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/57643,...-thierry-tilly
    Last edited by songline; 07-11-2010 at 08:11 AM.
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    French aristocrats break free from sect leader

    Three generations of an aristocratic French family have "awoken" from the spell of an Oxford-based guru who is accused of spinning a lurid fantasy to rob them of their fortune.

    At least eight members of the Védrines family, aged between 96 and 24, are now said to be ready to give evidence against Thierry Tilly, a self-proclaimed financial genius, master spy and agent of an age-old secret order.

    However, six of the Védrines clan, including the 96-year-old matriarch, have insisted on remaining in Britain for now, dashing hopes of a New Year reunion with their long-estranged relatives in France. Two others, including a former consultant gynaecologist who was working in Oxford as a jobbing gardener, have already returned from England to France and have declared they will support legal action against Mr Tilly.

    Since his arrest in Switzerland in October, Mr Tilly, 44, has been in a prison in Bordeaux facing possible charges of kidnapping and torture. He is said to have convinced the Védrines family – part of the Protestant nobility of south-west France for 300 years – that they belonged to an ancient order called L'Equilibre du Monde ("the balance of the world") which has the mission of defending humanity from "supreme evil". From September 2001, 11 of the Védrines barricaded themselves into the family chateau 100 miles east of Bordeaux, some abandoning successful careers.

    more at link >>>>>>>>>>>
    http://www.rickross.com/reference/tilly/tilly3.html
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    The guru with a gift for brainwashing
    Thierry Tilly looks like a geography teacher or a chartered accountant, or a French version of Bill Gates. He claims, variously, to be a Nato "master-spy", a confidant of presidents and prime ministers, a financial genius, a 21st-century representative of an ancient, secret order descended from the Knights Templar and a man with superhuman powers sworn to fight the forces of evil.

    He is now in a French prison, refusing to answer questions on possible charges of kidnap, brutality and torture. Seven or eight of his followers, from three generations of a French aristocratic family, are living in Oxford, Tilly's base for the past nine years. One of them, formerly a gynaecologist, is working as a gardener. Others have jobs in fast-food restaurants. Until 2006, 11 members of the family had spent five years barricaded in their château at Monflanquin, 100 miles east of Bordeaux.

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    'Guru' accused of cruel con

    >>>>SNIP>>>>
    Eight members of the Vedrines family, aged from 16 to 68, are believed to be still hiding in Tilly's Oxford base. His arrest concludes years of previously fruitless efforts by other family members to free their relatives from apparently self-imposed seclusion, first in a family chateau east of Bordeaux and then in the house near Oxford.

    >>>>>>>>>more at link

    http://www.rickross.com/reference/tilly/tilly1.html
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    FROM STEADFAST

    This is crazy! Here's a snippet from an article published last December about con men taking various kinds of tests for other people. At this ink, there is the most bizarre picture of a Vendrine registering for a test and wearing the most unconvincing mask ever! (Scroll way down.) http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...5875-21898407/

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    Guillaume De Vendrines was caught at a test centre wearing a £1,000 latex mask.
    The 33-year-old Oxford academic tried to take the theory test of a candidate called Jacques Jean Pierre Gonzalez, 60, last October.
    Examiners at the centre in Croydon, South London, grew suspicious of his bizarre look and called police. He had paid make-up artists to fit him with the mask in a nearby hotel.
    He pleaded guilty to fraud and was fined £1,500 by Croydon magistrates earlier this year. No trace of Mr Gonzalez has ever been found and it is now believed De Vendrines is linked to an alleged brain-washing fraud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by songline View Post
    FROM STEADFAST - moved from another thread.

    This is crazy! Here's a snippet from an article published last December about con men taking various kinds of tests for other people. At this ink, there is the most bizarre picture of a Vendrine registering for a test and wearing the most unconvincing mask ever! (Scroll way down.) http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-sto...5875-21898407/

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    Guillaume De Vendrines was caught at a test centre wearing a £1,000 latex mask.
    The 33-year-old Oxford academic tried to take the theory test of a candidate called Jacques Jean Pierre Gonzalez, 60, last October.
    Examiners at the centre in Croydon, South London, grew suspicious of his bizarre look and called police. He had paid make-up artists to fit him with the mask in a nearby hotel.
    He pleaded guilty to fraud and was fined £1,500 by Croydon magistrates earlier this year. No trace of Mr Gonzalez has ever been found and it is now believed De Vendrines is linked to an alleged brain-washing fraud.
    IT is the same guy. YES....
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    What a very, very strange story. I hope this family can survive the revelations they are bound to finally come to.

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    Here's a very detailed article about the de Vedrines family.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...g-1824943.html

    Dotty sect or elaborate fraud? Either way, since the arrest of Thierry Tilly, 44, in
    last month, relatives in France are desperately worried. They fear that the "Oxford Eight" (or perhaps seven) may be so deeply under Tilly's spell that they could fall victim to a mass suicide pact. They are angry that British authorities have refused to treat the Tilly affair seriously for more than eight months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belinda View Post
    What a very, very strange story. I hope this family can survive the revelations they are bound to finally come to.
    I was reading that some are still in hiding, this is going to make a story that is alike a live "The Davinci Code"
    yes it is fascinating I want to follow it and see what else happens; it should make an amazing book.
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    Here's the chateau where the family barricaded themselves. (Chateau de *Monflanquin) http://www.parismatch.com/Actu-Match...Oxford-149988/


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    Quote Originally Posted by STEADFAST View Post
    Here's the chateau where the family barricaded themselves. (Chateau de *Monflanquin) http://www.parismatch.com/Actu-Match...Oxford-149988/
    Nice....
    And they were so brain washed in there so much that they even thought that the neighbors were free masons. or the enemy who is checking on them. At some stage they left this stunning home and moved to England.

    They gave their power away to the masked man who stole their minds, their money their and spit a Nobel family apart. He stole their properties, art, jewels, money; one would think the rich is educated and would not fall prey to a con game. One may think that.
    CULT masters target everyone who fits their scam. This family was under his spell for over 10 years.
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    Very interesting, thank you. Where do you find this stuff?

    Actually, I can understand this happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trident View Post
    Very interesting, thank you. Where do you find this stuff?

    Actually, I can understand this happening.
    The first time I read it in a magazine August issue VANITY FAIR (listed on the cover as a featured story) the one with Angelina Jolie on the cove - since then I heard it on the radio twice. I dont watch TV but I see it on the internet too. I have just been busy so I have not followed up, but it should be about ready for court soon enough, "the Masked Ma" is now in jail.
    Sadly some of his victim are sill controlled.
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    I know this is not settled...But I can not find any news on this
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