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Notorious Swiss prisoner to be released

National News // June 28, 2018

One of Switzerland’s most notorious prisoners is to be released.

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58 year old Hugo Portman has spent 35 years of his life in jail. He’s been convicted of several bank robberies and hostage taking – as well as escaping and being re-captured three times.

He’ll be officially released next month, but over the past few weeks he’s been given limited leave from prison to get used to freedom.

He now admits he’s been an idiot. In an interview with Swiss TV he says he should have set up a bank instead of robbing them – he joked he could have robbed the bank with bonuses.

He already has a job and somewhere to live. Canton Zurich will employ him as a garbage collector and he’ll have a one room apartment.

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