Date
26 July 2017
Ben Fiberesima published a self-help book recounting his rags-to-riches story. Photo: The Telegraph
Ben Fiberesima published a self-help book recounting his rags-to-riches story. Photo: The Telegraph

Fugitive gangster snared in fake fashion shoot

A gangster turned international model who went on the run in Australia was arrested in a swimwear shoot sting.

Ben Fiberesima featured in campaigns for some of the world’s top fashion houses while wanted by British police for failing to show up for a fraud and weapons trial in 2008, the Telegraph reported.

The 30-year-old worked for big names, including Calvin Klein, Nike, Tom Ford and Yves Saint Laurent, after enjoying success as a rapper known as “Roky Million”.

He even published a self-help book claiming he managed to amass a wealth of “seven figures by the age of 26″.

Fiberesima claims 317 readers have become millionaires after reading his inspirational prose.

The jet-setting fugitive lived in Australia under a false name for seven years before sneaking back into Britain in August.

The slippery model was finally caught after falling into a trap laid by London detectives posing as fashion photographers holding a photoshoot for luxuryswimwear.

Fiberesima was jailed earlier this month for three years and nine months on a string of theft, fraud and weapons charges.

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Fiberesima (third from right) was arrested in a swimwear shoot sting in Australia. Photo: thetimes.co.uk


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