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California Woman Rescued After Being Held Captive In Uganda, 4 Men Arrested

(Kampala_AP) — Government officials in Uganda say California resident Kimberly Endicott and her local guide were found unharmed on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday.

A spokesman for the Uganda government said on Twitter the kidnappers have escaped and remain at large. The gunmen who abducted the pair from the Queen Elizabeth National Park had demanded a half-million-dollars in ransom, but it’s unclear if a ransom was paid.

New reports say four men believed to be illegal fish and ivory smugglers have been arrested in connection to the kidnapping.

 

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All The Money In The World: Real Life Story Of A Billionaire Who Wouldn’t Pay Ransom For Kidnapped Grandson

(SL) – It’s truly riveting. The story of a teenager kidnapped and held for ransom in 1973. But this wasn’t just any teenager. It was John Paul Getty III. At the time his Grandfather, John Paul Getty Sr. was the richest private citizen in the world.

An oil magnate and billionaire, one would think that when that day of July 10th, 1973 came and it was revealed that his 16-year old grandson was being held in the company of the mafia that rescuing him wouldn’t be a second thought.

But it was. And that thought would carry on for five months. All The Money In The World explores the true story of John Paul Getty III who grew up in Italy where his father, John Paul Getty Jnr, was working for the family oil business. John Paul Getty had made a fortune in the oil business and by 1966 was a certified billionaire.

But when Getty Jr. developed a drug addiction, Getty Sr. cut him and his children off.

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