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They used George Clooney’s signature to defraud one million euros and they escaped to Thailand

Bangkok / The Italians Francesco Galdello, 58, and Vanja Golfi, 45, have been arrested in the city of Pattaya (Thailand) in a joint operation of the Italian and Thai police for falsifying the signature of the American actor George Clooney in 2010 to swindle more than one million euros.

The two Italians had escaped in 2014 to Thailand from their country after being sentenced to 8 years in prison for various cases of fraud, according to police sources.

In 2010, according to police sources, the arrested convinced several investors that the American actor had authorized them to use his name to create a clothing brand.

The actor George Clooney himself denied it before the court in Milan, where the trial was carried out for which they were convicted.

According to the police, the Italians swindled about 40 million bat (1.28 million dollars or 1.14 million euros).

The Thai authorities are planning to hand over to Italy the suspects, who were illegally in the Asian country, to face their sentence, said the official Chitdecha Songkham to EFE. (June 18, 2019, EFE/Practica Español)

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del arresto de dos italianos en Tailandia.
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no necesitaron la firma de G. Clooney para crear una marca de ropa.
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George Clooney no ha dicho nada en relación con este asunto.
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han creado una marca de ropa utilizando la firma falsificada de G. Clooney.
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las autoridades italianas ya han entregado a los sospechosos a la Justicia.
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la policía italiana todavía no ha trabajado de forma conjunta con las autoridades de Tailandia.
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'Catch-22' está basada en una novela.
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