The Frenchman, who admitted in the book in the “robbery of the century”, was brought before the court

The Frenchman, who admitted in the book in the “robbery of the century”, was brought before the courtPhoto: flipboard.com

The Statute of limitations for the robbery had expired in 2010, but in 2011 Kassandra was arrested and charged with laundering the stolen money

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74-year-old Frenchman Jacques Cassandri told in the book about how in 1976 he organized the largest Bank robbery, appeared in court 42 years after the crime. About it reports the Russian service of the BBC.

Cassandra well known to French police. In the early 1970s, he was tried in connection with the case of liquidation of a large group involved in the heroin trade, in 1994 for organization of prostitution.

However, before the release of his book “the Truth about the robbery in nice” name Cassandri not connected with the legendary Bank robbery that occurred in 1976.

The organizer always believed another man, albert Spaggiari.

Book Cassandra written under the pen name “Amigo”, was released in 2010. The author admits to her that he was tired of “living in the shadows” Spadari, and says that the robbery was organized by himself.

Due to the fame Cassandre in the criminal underworld of Marseilles, the investigators quickly realized who hides in the name “Amigo”. Home Cassandre conducted searches on the hard drive of his computer found the manuscript. Children Cassandra during interrogation said that their father often boasted that the plan and the idea of the robbery came up with it.

The Statute of limitations “robbery of the century” ended in 2010, but in 2011 Cassandra was still detained on charges of laundering stolen money. Lawyers Cassandra insist that his novel cannot be used as evidence in court.

According to investigators, Cassandra bought with the stolen money, a house in the Savoie Department, a nightclub in Marseille, and a plot of land in his native Corsica.

The robbery of the Bank Societe Generale in 1976, became legendary in France. The robbers broke into the vault via a tunnel length of eight meters, which was drilled from the sewers.

The work of robbers was impressive in its scope. The tunnel was drilled a few weeks, reinforcing its walls with concrete and installing lighting. In the sewer, the robbers traveled in rubber boats. To open the Bank’s vaults, the robbers took about 30 ballons with the acetylene and torch.

Criminals got to the warehouse Friday, July 16, and in a few days emptied the cells with values. It was stolen about 50 million francs (approximately € 24 million in today’s money).

On 20 July, the robbers left the Bank with money and values. Arriving police found in the vault with a note saying “Without weapons, without hate, without cruelty.”

In the case of the robbery was arrested just one person – albert Spaggiari.

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In explanation of the robbery wrote books and made films. French writers rené Louis Maurice and Jean-Claude Simoen in 1977 wrote the book “Five billion at the end of the drain”. In 1979 came the film of Jose Giovanni “Gutters of Paradise”, in the same year, the Briton Francis Megahy made the film “the Great Bank robbery Riviera”.

In 2008 he published the picture “Without weapons, without hate, without cruelty,” the Frenchman Jean-Paul Ruv.

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