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As reported on the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) See link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17786528
Damages for Italian holiday home fraud victims
Three NI families who bought holiday homes which were never built, have been awarded damages against an Italian lawyer. Gabriele Giambrone did the conveyancing work on the sale of apartments in Calabria in southern Italy.
The families paid deposits five years ago, but then discovered that the land where the apartments were to be built was earmarked for agriculture. Mr Giambrone settled the case at the High Court in Belfast on Friday. Sharon and George Moore won 77,105, Robert Crawford won 64,137, and Joseph and Patricia Plant won 75,600.
Another 12 people from Northern Ireland who bought property in the same development in Calabria are also suing Mr Giambrone. The lawyer is also facing legal action from another 50 families from Northern Ireland who were sold holiday homes elsewhere in Italy.