Sunday, July 29, 2012

Professor Paul Frampton caught smuggling drugs 'for Miss Bikini World' blames it on his 'gullibility disorder'

The British physicist languishing in a Buenos Aires jail for drug-smuggling believes he will be freed next month after being diagnosed with a personality disorder which makes him gullible.

Professor Paul Frampton – who faces a possible 16 years in jail – will claim the disorder, which prevents him relating to others in a normal manner, allowed him to be tricked into carrying more than 4lb of cocaine into the country as part of an elaborate honeytrap sting.

The scientist, 68, has been held in the notorious Villa Devoto prison for six months after the drugs were found in a suitcase that he says he was carrying for a young glamour model, Denise Milani.

A forensic psychologist hired by his lawyers met him twice in prison and diagnosed the personality disorder, which he hopes will persuade police to release him to return to his post as a distinguished professor of physics and astronomy at the University of North Carolina by August 15, the start of the new academic year.

Speaking from the prison, he told The Mail on Sunday last night: ‘I’m an extreme case in the naivety quotient as well as IQ. Read More