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Hoax Claims Jenni Rivera Faked Own Death


Circulating report claims that famous Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera faked her own death in 2012 and now faces 15 years prison for fraud and conspiracy.

Brief Analysis

The claims in the report are false. Sadly, Jenni Rivera did indeed die in a December 2012 plane crash. Despite circulating rumours, there are no credible reports that support claims that Rivera is alive. The fake-news report was published by the Spanish language website Notaelpais, which uses logos stolen from news websites such as CNN to make its reports seem more legitimate.


Jenni River Faked Death Hoax

Detailed Analysis

Report Claims Jenni Rivera Faked Her Death and is Facing Prison

A report that has been shared widely via social media claims that famous Mexican-American singer and actress Jenni Rivera did not die in a 2012 plane crash as previously believed.

According to the report, Jenni Rivera faked her own death. But, suggests the article, her actions have since been discovered and she is now facing criminal charges as a result. Supposedly, a Californian court has sentenced Rivera to 15 years imprisonment for 'conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, fraud and forgery'.

Claims in the Report are False

However, the claims in the report are nonsense. Sadly, Jenni Rivera did die in a December 2012 plane crash.  Reports indicate that the plane she was on crashed in Mexico with no survivors.

Since the crash, various conspiracy theories about the star's death have circulated. However, there is no credible evidence to support rumours that Rivera survived the crash.

The fake news story comes from the Spanish language website Notaelpais. The site often includes logos taken from high-profile news outlets such as CNN, apparently in an attempt to make its reports seem more credible.

The image of Jenni used in the fake report is a still taken from the movie Filly Brown.

Wise To Verify 'News' Stories Before Sharing

Of course, if it were true that Jenni Rivera had faked her death and was now facing prison as a result, the mainstream media and celebrity websites would have extensively covered the story.  However, there are no credible reports that support such claims.

Given the increasing number of fake news websites that have sprung up on the Internet, it is a good idea to verify any 'news' reports that come your way before you share them.

Jenni Rivera Faked Death Hoax

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Last updated: October 8, 2014
First published: October 8, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen
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