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Complainant Name:
Alano Regueiro

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Evening Standard


Alano Regueiro complained that an article had inaccurately attributed comments to him about the banking crisis mentioning by name specific banks which he believed would be affected. He said he had never spoken to the newspaper and would, in any case, be prohibited from doing so by his employer.


The newspaper explained that it had interviewed former Lehman Brothers employees one of whom made the comments in the article and gave his name as that of the complainant.

However, the newspaper accepted that it now appeared that the complainant was being impersonated. On that basis, the newspaper published the following clarification:

We have been made aware that in our article 'Tale in two cities: shock, anger and pleas for a job' (16 Sept) we wrongly attributed comments to Alano Regueiro. This was a case of mistaken identity and Mr Regueiro did not speak with our reporter. We are happy to clarify this.

The newspaper also wrote to the complainant formally to acknowledge the circumstances behind the publication of comments attributed to him. The complaint was resolved on this basis.

Report: 78

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