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The King of Morocco's maid stole 36 expensive watches
The billionaire has lost many of his precious and unique watches, but fortunately, he knows who the perpetrator is…
Despite the tradition of secrecy when it comes to their royal family, a court in Morocco has announced that it has sentenced a woman who once worked as a cleaner in the palace of a national ruler, King Muhammad VI, to fifteen years in prison. She was convicted of using her position and access to the king's private quarters to steal 36 of his finest watches.
According to the report, the woman did not work alone and is not the only person to receive prison on this occasion. Fourteen people were involved in these criminal activities besides her, and they also received court sentences, with the long-term cleaner receiving the longest sentence.
By the way, King Muhammad is known for his love of fine watches - on one occasion he was photographed with a $ 1.2 million Patek Philippe diamond in white gold. The former cleaning lady worked with the palace's security and local jewellers to melt the watches and use the materials they were made of and the precious stones they were decorated with.
"It's really strange that the robbery took place in the royal palace. Normally, everything related to the security of the king is shrouded in secrecy, which means that someone very close to the king has been authorized to release this information, ”said Ali Lmrabet, a Moroccan writer and journalist.
Five years ago, Forbes magazine named King Mohammed one of the richest men in the world, with an estimated fortune of about $ 5.7 billion. Last year marked his twentieth anniversary on the throne, which he came to after his father's death in 1999. He otherwise has a reputation for spending quite a bit of money, buying expensive jewellery, rare artwork and some of the finest watches in the world.
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