Reality TV Star, Others Acquitted As £3M Fraud Trial Collapses

By Richard Crump (October 15, 2021, 4:50 PM BST) -- A former British reality TV star and five other people were acquitted of fraud charges over an alleged £3 million ($4.1 million) diamond scam on Friday after the Crown Prosecution Service's case collapsed mid-trial as it emerged that prosecutors had failed to disclose evidence to the defense.

Lewis Bloor, a former star on the "The Only Way is Essex" reality TV show, and five others have been acquitted of fraud over an alleged £3 million ($4.1 million) diamond scam. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images) Judge Adam Hiddleston directed the jury at Southwark Crown Court to deliver not guilty...

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