Monday 19 August 2019

Tip triggers haul of 1,000 guns at mansion of Getty ex-mistress

 

More than 1,000 handguns and rifles seized in a raid on a mansion in the exclusive Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. Photo: HO / Los Angeles Police Department / AFP
More than 1,000 handguns and rifles seized in a raid on a mansion in the exclusive Holmby Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles. Photo: HO / Los Angeles Police Department / AFP

Nick Allen

A Bel Air mansion where more than 1,000 guns were discovered by police belonged to the former mistress of an heir to the Getty oil fortune.

The arsenal was found in a $7m (€6.2m) home owned by Cynthia Beck, who had a long affair, and three children, with Gordon Getty. Police acted after an anonymous tip and arrested Girard Damien Saenz (57), who was at the mansion.

They said he would face charges of "unlawful transportation, giving and lending an assault weapon".

Ms Beck purchased the property in 2001 but has not been seen there for several years.

Irish Independent

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