A federal judge ordered a man who allegedly made millions by claiming to be a British spy to leave the country "expeditiously," according to The Washington Post.
Kevin Richard Halligen was sentenced to 41 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. But since Halligen has already served 43 months in jail, he is likely to be deported immediately.
The Washington Post says that Halligen falsely claimed a background in intelligence and used that to offer high-priced services as a security consultant. He worked for many prominent Washington personalities who initially trusted him but then charged him with misusing their money. Halligen fled to the United Kindgom but was apprehended and charged with fraud.
The Halligen case was brought to attention because Halligen was contracted with Trafigura, a company based in the Netherlands that paid him nearly $12 million to help them free two of its executives who had been arrested in Ivory Coast. Instead of using that money to influence American officials to help Trafigura's case, Halligen took some of the money to fund his lavish lifestyle. The Washington Post also reports that several former associates in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom have sued Halligen for alleged frauds.
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