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Faux 'shaman' jailed for 10 years for fraud

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A fraudulent faith healer who convinced victims she was a shaman and conned them out of almost 1 million pounds ($1.7 million) has been jailed for 10 years.
   A British jury convicted Juliette D'Souza of ripping off clients who went to her for help with problems ranging from illness to job worries.
   Prosecutors said D'Souza convinced them to hand over money, saying it was a "sacrifice" that would be hung off a sacred tree in the Amazon rainforest as a spiritual offering before being returned.
   In fact the money was never sent or returned, but used to buy designer handbags, luxury holidays and antique furniture.
   Passing sentence Friday at London's Blackfriars Crown Court, Judge Ian Karsten said 59-year-old D'Souza had "wrecked the lives" of her victims out of pure greed.
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