elda beguinua

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In Britain, Elda Beguinua, 63, who was convicted of fraud last yr and sent to prison, was additionally ordered this week to pay back victims £850k ($1.21m), which is a bargain in that she continues to insist that she owns gold and gems located in 22 caves in the Philippines worth "300 followed by 41 zeros," presumably in pounds. Judge, please, she begged; I just need a year to work with the 10,000 guards to get the treasure out. BBC News
     Posted By: Chuck - Tue Feb 17, 2009

it sounds like there might be a little senile dementia going on there.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/17/09 at 09:06 PM
Let's send the troops to the Philippines to search out THOSE caves.
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 02/17/09 at 09:53 PM
nah we'd just pay to fix any damage we cause while looking and give all the jewels to the philippine gov. 😕
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/17/09 at 10:03 PM
Wouldn't it have been easier if she said 3 followed by 43 zeroes? 😉
Posted by DownCrisis on 02/18/09 at 05:29 AM
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/19/09 at 03:10 PM
so you're saying she might not be telling the truth then dumbfounded? 😉
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/19/09 at 04:40 PM
dumbfounded, when the post said 'presumably in pounds' they were referring to the value of the merchandise in british pounds, not weight in lbs.

I think we should check out the story......
Posted by mrjazz on 02/20/09 at 02:55 PM
i think dumbfounded was refering to the amount of gold by weight, at it's present market price, it would take to be worth '300 followed by 41 zeros' in british pounds. i assume that he postulated the aprox. weight for blue diamonds worth the same amount of money as well. the point being you couldn't physically have enough stored to equal the monetary amount she claims. nor, i'm sure, does enough of either one exsist.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/20/09 at 05:56 PM
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