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Diplomacy And Divas: Did An Argentine Pop Star Steal Paraguayan Jewels?

Don't cry for her, Moria Casán...or the $85,000 diamond and sapphire set

BUENOS AIRES/ASUNCION - Argentine actress and pop star Moria Casán is still in trouble for supposedly stealing a sapphire and diamond necklace and earring set worth around $85,000. Paraguayan officials have issued an international arrest warrant for Casán, her manager and her assistant. 

Her lawyers have requested that she be exempt from preventative incarceration, and have also requested that she be allowed to make all of her court appearances from Argentina, saying that they do not trust that she will be treated fairly in Paraguay.

The actress had borrowed the necklace for a show in Paraguay on July 27. She was supposed to return the necklace after the show, but the jeweler who owns the necklace says that she neither returned the necklace nor contacted him in any way. 

Footage from a surveillance camera at the event shows several people entering Casán’s dressing room, where she says the necklace and earrings were stolen from. They include the Paraguayan model Larissa Riquelme and a Paraguayan politician, both of whom have been called in for questioning.

Meanwhile, Casán’s manager, who was also shown on the surveillance video, has disappeared. His lawyer has not seen him since Thursday, and says he does not know his location, although there is no evidence that he has left Argentina

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