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‘Grand Theft Auto’ kingpin pleads guilty to fraud charges

A Las Vegas high roller who claimed he helped create the “Grand Theft Auto” video game franchise has pleaded guilty to swindling investors of his latest venture. Robert Alexander — a portly, bespectacled tech entrepreneur with a taste for craps tables, sports cars and strip clubs, according to the feds — pleaded guilty this month to using his gaming company, Kizzang, as a personal piggybank, court papers show. The 49-year-old confessed swindler faces up to 40 years behind bars on charges of securities and wire fraud. He’s due to be sentenced in Manhattan federal court on May 7. The feds said Alexander blew through more than $1.3 million he got from investors he wooed by exaggerating his role in “Grand Theft Auto” and ly ...