An Icelander involved in a bizarre and high-profile fraud case in the US has confessed to her crimes, and has asked for sentencing.
As reported, in 2010, Vickram Bedi and Helga Ingvarsdóttir extorted composer and heir Roger Davidson of millions of dollars over a period of six years. The extortion started after Bedi was hired with the task of fixing one of Davidson’s computers. Bedi and Helga allegedly told Davidson that there was spyware on the computer, and then expanded upon this. Before it was all over, Davidson paid millions to the couple for protection against everyone from the Russian secret service to Opus Dei.
RÚV now reports that Helga has confessed to her part in the fraud, and has requested that she be sentenced.
Bedi is currently in custody, and it is expected that his trial will begin on October 22. This could change if he confesses his guilt, although this is considered unlikely. Helga, who is currently out on bail, confessed to grand larceny and is expected to be sentenced soon.