Jodie Foster's father, 89, gets five years for fraud


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The Independent US

The estranged father of actress Jodie Foster has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing more than £50,000 from poor and elderly people in a fraudulent home-building scheme.

Lucius Foster, who is 90 in a few months time promised other pensioners that he could build them affordable homes out of disused international cargo containers. The units were never built. He was found guilty of 21 counts of grand theft and nine counts of contracting without a licence.