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Homeless man killed by LAPD stole French man's identity, officials say
Homeless man killed by LAPD stole French man's identity, officials say

The homeless man who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers Sunday on skid row was a convicted bank robber who assumed the identity of a French man to enter the United States more than 15 years ago, according to records and interviews. Axel Cruau, the French consul general in Los Angeles, told The Times the man identified as Charley Saturmin Robinet was not a French citizen. Rather, the  man had stolen another man’s identity and gotten a French passport to come to the U.S. in the late-1990s, Cruau said. “He fooled a lot of people, including us, years ago," he said. French officials discovered the identity theft after the man who called...

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