Author Topic: Got $400k to pay back? Start gambling...  (Read 966 times)

Bloop Bloop

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Got $400k to pay back? Start gambling...
« on: May 14, 2019, 02:34:06 AM »
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/cancer-fraud-belle-gibson-spent-on-crypto-currency-sportsbet-account-court-hears-20190514-p51n95.html

This is just a delicious story of anti-MMM values.

A wellness blogger (whatever that is) with fake credentials (and who claims to have been cured of cancer, which she never had) peddles a whole bunch of nutritionally vapid BS to people who, for some unknown reason, pay for her app and believe her tall tales at face value. She then fraudulently misappropriates tens of thousands of dollars which was meant to go to good causes, on top of earning hundreds of thousands based on misleading consumer advice.

She gets slapped with a 6 figure fine (but no jail because our country is very lenient like that) and now has gone under the radar for 2 years, during which time she seems to have tried to invest in crypto, has gone on a holiday to Africa, and has also learned how to throw dice - digitally. She seems to have a gambling problem.

This story just keeps getting better and better. The lovely lady is getting exactly what she deserves!
« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 02:39:25 AM by Bloop Bloop »

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Re: Got $400k to pay back? Start gambling...
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 04:05:30 AM »
...except to date she hasnít got what she deserves.  She hasnít paid a cent back and hasnít seen the inside of a jail cell.

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Re: Got $400k to pay back? Start gambling...
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 04:08:10 AM »
She will never see the inside of a jail cell  - in Australia, you barely get a jail sentence for manslaughter, let alone fraud.

I'd say the fact that her name is ruined, she has a gambling problem and her accounts are being paraded in the media (plus she still has to pay off most of her fine) is as much justice as we can get in our legal system.

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Re: Got $400k to pay back? Start gambling...
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 06:54:41 AM »
I'm sure loan sharks are circling to tempt her with more riches and more glory.
they will have her back. guaranteed.

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Re: Got $400k to pay back? Start gambling...
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 09:11:52 AM »
Wow. I remember being appalled by a great 60 minutes interview with her from a few years ago when the fake cancer BS was exposed. The interviewer went at her relentlessly but she was unwilling to (or incapable of) acknowledging reality at all. It's super awkward (but interesting). Doesn't seem like she's learned any lessons yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCN2Uvyz72k