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Fraudster tries to sell US embassy in Rome

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Fraudster tries to sell US embassy in Rome
Not for sale - the US embassy in Rome Photo:DPA
10:22 CEST+02:00
A German fraudster has been arrested in Rome after trying to sell the US embassy building there – a palace on the Via Veneto.

The 57-year-old man has been faced an international arrest warrant for some time – for fraud and document forgery.

Italian media reported that not only was he offering the US embassy for sale, he also claimed to have sole rights to sell the headquarters of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Neither of the buildings the man was offering for sale are available to buy.

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