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Four convicted in mosque-building scam

Iraq, Unicredit get damages

16 February, 20:01
Four convicted in mosque-building scam (ANSA) - Turin, February 16 - Four people including a judge were convicted Thursday of defrauding investors, including the Iraqi government and top Italian bank Unicredit, in a mosque that was announced but never built in the Tuscan city of Massa Carrara.

The four, including Massa judge Laura Donatiello, were sentenced to jail terms ranging from six to seven and a half years, which they will appeal.

Damages of 7.5 million euros were awarded to Iraq and Unicredit.

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