Bernie Ecclestone laughs off helicopter pilot's claims that he was setup over kidnap of relative

Mail Online | 6/26/2014 | Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline
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The helicopter pilot accused of kidnapping one of Bernie Ecclestone's in-laws has claimed he was framed as the F1 mogul says '124 m euros, no one's going to give that much for a mother-in-law.'

Jorge Faria, currently locked up in Brazil, said he plans to appeal his 14-year four-month sentence for the kidnapping of Aparecida Schunck, 69, the mother of Ecclestone's 41-year-old wife, in July 2016.

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Faria, 55, was adjudged to have been one of a seven-strong gang who swiped Fabiana Flosi's mother from her home in Sao Paulo, Brazil and demanded a £112 m ransom (€124 m).

The one-time personal helicopter pilot to Ecclestone, 88, has pinned the blame on Flosi, saying that the evidence against him 'doesn't make sense'.

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He told The Mirror: 'I believe Fabiana and her family were behind it. The whole kidnapping, nor the evidence, has ever made any sense.'

Speaking to The Mirror, Ecclestone himself brushed the claims off as nonsense, saying Faria is 'trying everything he can to get out'.

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The billionaire said: 'You can't blame the guy. He's done everything he...
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