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Kim Kardashian’s Paris Limo Driver Released From Custody

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Kim Kardashian’s Paris limo driver was released by French police investigating the reality TV star’s robbery in France last year. According to reports, Michael Madar was released from police custody on Tuesday morning with no criminal charges.

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Madar, an employee of UNIC, a transportation service firm which Kim often used to get around Paris, was arrested following a series of raids early Monday morning. The private luxury limousine company told reporters their employee was brought in for testimony purposes, and had nothing to do with the crime.

The transportation service firm spokesperson has stated that neither the company nor Michael Madar had anything to do with last year’s heist, in which Kim was robbed of $11 million worth of jewelry. The reality TV star was left shaken after being bound, gagged and threatened in a residential complex in Paris.

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However, when previously contacted, UNIC said Madar was not one of their employees. Friends of the limo driver expressed their shock at the latest development. Some of his friends described him as sweet guy and it was likely that the French police had gotten it all wrong. Others described him as a trustworthy man.

Following the Monday morning raid, Barrister Jean Veil, Kim’s French attorney released a statement, sharing that Kim is pleased with the competence of French police. He further said the arrests will end speculations that the Paris robbery was staged.

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The police arrested 17 people, with the average age of 55, in connection to the robbery. A source disclosed to reporters that Pierre B., 72, the alleged ringleader of the robbery, was among those arrested after police raided his home in Plascassier, a village in the southern France.

Pierre B. is said to be part of the criminal gang with close ties across different French and Belgian cities, who has made millions of dollars from counterfeit money. Some of the nabbed suspects are believed to be regular visitors to Antwerp, Belgium, in which stolen items were exchange for cash.

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The arrested group also includes 3 women and 2 diamond dealers. The women are thought to have tracked Kim around the city before the robbery on October 3. French police said the arrests took place at around 6:00 am in different areas in and around Paris.

French investigators confirmed they tracked down the suspects after one of them accidentally left his DNA in the apartment. Cops found DNA belonging to one of the suspects on the duct tape that was used to gag the reality TV star

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