Man Arrested in Georgia for Faking Death

CHICAGO (AP) - A man accused of faking his own death to swindle
a Chicago-area insurance company out of more than $400,000 has been
arrested by FBI agents.

Fifty-six-year-old Abdelhamid Sedrati (Seh-DRAH-tee) was the
subject of an eight-year international manhunt. FBI's Chicago
office says he was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta
International Airport last Wednesday.

The FBI says Sedrati faked his death in 1996 to scam Allstate
Insurance Company of suburban Northbrook out of more than $426,000
in life insurance benefits paid to his sister.

Sedrati is being moved to Chicago to face a mail fraud charge.

It was not immediately clear who he'd retained as an attorney.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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