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Emil Savundra - Early career, Fire, Auto and Marine, “Trial by television”, Later career

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Convicted swindler and fraudster, born in Sri Lanka. He gave himself the title ‘Doctor’, and perpetrated huge financial swindles in Costa Rica, Goa, Ghana, China, and Britain. He is best known in Britain for the crash of his Fire, Auto and Marine Insurance Co, which left 400 000 British motorists without insurance cover in 1966. In an attempt to defend his actions he made a television appearance on The Frost Programme. He was arrested and sentenced to eight years' imprisonment (1968), and freed in 1974.

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