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Complainant Name:
Mr Giovanni di Stefano

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sunday Times


Mr Giovanni di Stefano of Italy complained that an article was inaccurate in its claim that he was being investigated over allegations that he defrauded some of his clients of £3 million. It also inaccurately suggested that he feared for his life.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following correction:

The story "Saddam lawyer accused of £3m fraud on clients" (News, March 4) reported that Giovanni di Stefano was being investigated over claims that he had defrauded some of his clients of £3m. We have been asked to make clear that Mr di Stefano denies this figure, but accepts that police have received a complaint from a client regarding a dispute over £20,000. Mr di Stefano says he does not feel in fear for his life due to his former clients.

Report: 75

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