Swiss Gigolo jailed for six years after blackmailing BMW heiress

The Swiss man accused of blackmailing BMW heiress Susanne Klatten has been jailed for six years. Helg Sgarbi, known as the Swiss Gigolo, was convicted at his trial in Munich after trying to pull a scam in an attempt to squeeze millions of euros out of Germany’s richest woman.

Sgarbi was also convicted at his trial for trying to scam three other unnamed women. He has reportedly extracted 7 million euros ($8.8 million USD) from Klatten.

Sgarbi threatened to release footage of their affair onto the internet. He apologized to Klatten in court but did not say where the alleged sex tapes are being kept.

Klatten owns a 12.5 percent stake in BMW.

Source: BBC