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Fake Rockefeller Heir Pleads Guilty to Fraud

April 20, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A man who posed as royalty and a nonexistent heir of the Rockefeller family, bilking the rich and living it up on the lam, pleaded guilty to fraud in Canada and faces more charges in the United States.

Christopher Rocancourt, 34, already had been convicted of several crimes in France and is wanted in several jurisdictions in the United States, including California.

He pleaded guilty to defrauding a Vancouver man of $133,000 and is to be sentenced June 14.

He is wanted in California on charges of passport fraud and weapons possession and is under investigation in Los Angeles in connection with a shooting, police said.

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