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Sentencing set for Australian fake-collar-bomber

Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:35

Sydney: An Australian investment banker who chained a fake bomb to a 18-year-old woman`s neck in a bizarre extortion attempt will be sentenced on June 21.

Paul Douglas Peters pleaded guilty this month to aggravated break and enter and committing a serious indictable offense by knowingly detaining Madeleine Pulver.

Pulver was alone in her family`s Sydney home in August when Peters broke in, tethered a bomb-like device to her neck along with a note demanding money and then left. It took a bomb squad 10 hours to free her.

Peters fled to the US and was arrested at his ex-wife`s home in Kentucky.

Peters appeared in a Sydney court by video from jail on Friday and said nothing apart from thanking the judge after sentencing was set. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:35

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