A woman was sentenced by a London judge to more than three years in prison after she led a film company to believe she was close to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and could negotiate the filming of an election documentary with Clinton's team.
The film company agreed to pay Leuser $40,000 upfront and three subsequent payments of $40,000 during filming if she got them a signed access letter from Clinton herself.
But while Leuser told the production team she was in Las Vegas for the 2015 Democratic convention, she was actually in New York forging the letter.
The fraudster, who is from Scotland, was caught when a member of the production team visited Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, New York and it was revealed that the letter was fraudulent and she actually had no access to the campaign.
London Detective Sergeant Barry Murray told reporters, “Hillary Clinton's campaign for U.S. president was at the center of extensive media scrutiny.