3 Jul 2010

Con man convicted of trying to sell Ritz Hotel

1:58 pm on 3 July 2010

An unemployed British truck driver has been convicted of trying to sell the Ritz Hotel in London, for almost $US400 million.

Con man Anthony Lee persuaded a property investor to hand over more than $US1 million as down-payment for the Ritz, by claiming he was a close friend of its owners.

He will be sentenced later this month.