- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Insurance swindler and former international fugitive Martin Frankel has been sentenced to six months in prison for violating the terms of his release.

Prosecutors say a federal judge in New Haven sentenced the 61-year-old convict Thursday.

Frankel was released in September after serving more than 10 years in prison for plotting to cheat insurance companies out of $200 million to pay for a luxurious lifestyle that included a Greenwich mansion, cars and diamonds.

Authorities say Frankel violated the rules of the Hartford residence where he lived following his release.

Frankel defrauded insurance companies he purchased in several states through a trust set up to hide his involvement. He became the target of an international manhunt when he disappeared in 1999 and was later arrested in Germany.

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