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Jonathan Lee Riches poses as Adam Lanza's uncle, gets arrested

Jonathan Lee Riches, who allegedly posed as the uncle of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza, has been arrested.

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Teddy bears and flowers, in memory of those killed, are left at a memorial down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Spencer Platt/AFP/Getty Images)

Jonathan Lee Riches, who allegedly posed as the uncle of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza, has been arrested.

According to the Huffington Post, the 35-year-old drove to Newtown two days after the massacre and showed up at a memorial site claiming to be "Jonathan Lanza," Adam Lanza's uncle. Riches then told reporters from the New York Daily News that Adam Lanza had been prescribed Fanapt, an antipsychotic drug.

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The hoaxer was arrested a few days later for violating federal probation, as he is currently serving five-years probation for conspiracy and wire fraud. The terms of his probation prohibit him from leaving the judicial boundaries of Pennsylvania's Eastern District without permission.

And this isn't Riches' first attempt at pulling off a bizarre con. Newser reported that the ex-con has sued various celebrities under other people's names or an alias, including Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Justin Bieber. He was also responsible for a lawsuit under the name of Kevin Federline's brother claiming he was the father of Britney Spears' first son, as well as suits against the Eiffel Tower, the Lincoln Memorial, James Hoffa, "Various Buddhist Monks" and Nostradamus.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121227/jonathan-lee-riches-poses-adam-lanza-uncle-arrested