At least twelve people will stand trial in Paris over a $10 million jewelry heist targeting Reality star Kim Kardashian West in 2016.
In 2016, the reality TV star was tied up at gunpoint and locked in a bathroom after armed robbers forced their way into her rented Paris apartment during fashion week. After five years of investigation, investigating judges have ordered the case sent to trial, a judicial official said.
The 12 suspects face a range of charges related to the theft. No trial date has been set, and the official would not provide further details. A representative for Kardashian West declined comment.
Several suspects have been released from jail pending trial for health reasons, including 68-year-old Yunice Abbas, one of the five men accused of carrying out the heist itself, who published a book about it last year.
The alleged mastermind, Aomar Ait Khedache, wrote Kardashian West an apology letter from his prison cell, saying he regrets his actions and realizes the psychological damage he caused after there reporters that Kardashian West was said to be badly shaken but physically unharmed.