‘I didn’t steal those diamonds – it was my sister.’

A conwoman accused of posing as a gem expert to swap £4.2m worth diamonds for pebbles has told a court the heist was in fact carried out by her sister. Romanian Lulu Lakatos, 60, allegedly posed as gemmologist hired by wealthy Russian businessmen seeking to purchase the precious stones from Boodles in Mayfair in 2016. The most valuable of the gems, a heart-shaped diamond, was worth £2,215,138. Boodles chairman Nicholas Wainwright watched as she examined the stones but even he…

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