A 63-year-old by the name of Yunice A. was charged with three counts: committing a robbery with a gun, abduction or sequestration and association with criminals. Marceau B., 64, faces charges of concealment in a organized gang and association of criminals. Finally, 45-year-old Florus H. was charged on counts of complicity in a robbery with a gun, complicity in abduction and sequestration and association with criminals.
The men were the first of ten people who are currently in custody to be charged. NBC can also confirm a fourth person, 27-year-old Gary M.—the brother of the limo driver Kim used while staying in Paris in October—is being presented to the investigating judge.
Originally, E! News reported 17 people were arrested in connection to her robbery, during which she was bound, gagged and held at gunpoint as the robbers stole nearly $11 million worth of her jewelry.
A source told E! News that Pierre, the suspected ringleader of the heist, was arrested after officers broke down the gate of his villa in the south of France.
French newspaper Le Monde also revealed that DNA was found on the hose clamp that matched the police records of a man arrested for armed robbery, which was the ultimate lead for authorities. They were able to make other arrests after watching the CCTV images around the hotel in the days and hours leading up to the robbery.