Frenchman jailed nine months for cheating Singapore casino
Posted on September 19, 2012, Wednesday
SINGAPORE: A 63-year-old Frenchman was sentenced to nine months in jail after being extradited from Germany for cheating a Singapore casino two years ago, a report said yesterday.
Reynald Georges Victor Lasnel pleaded guilty on Monday to cheating the then newly opened Resorts World Sentosa at roulette tables in connivance with two other Europeans, who are still at large.
The trio managed to flee Singapore while out on bail following their arrest but Lasnel was nabbed at Frankfurt airport in January with the help of German officials and the global law enforcement group Interpol.
The Singapore Police confirmed yesterday that Lasnel was extradited to the city-state on Sept 11 after being held in a German jail after his arrest. Court officials could not be reached for further information on the case. The Straits Times newspaper said Lasnel, another Frenchman and a Spaniard conspired to distract casino staff and slip in bets when the roulette ball was about to land on the winning numbers. — AFP