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Prosecuting International and Organised Crime

Drug trafficking, people trafficking, use of firearms, money laundering, internet crime, fraud, serious robbery and organised vehicle crime at home and internationally, are all dealt with by the International Justice and Organised Crime Division. A specialist team of experienced prosecutors, the International Justice and Organised Crime Division work closely with the police and international law enforcement agencies to bring criminals to justice.

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CPS statement on Giovanni di Stefano

11/03/2011

Andrew Penhale of the CPS Organised Crime Division said: "Giovanni di Stefano has appeared in City of Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning on a European Arrest Warrant from Spain.

"Mr di Stefano is charged with 10 counts of obtaining a money transfer by deception, one of attempting to obtain a money transfer by deception, one of obtaining property by deception; one count of theft of a BMW car belonging to BMW Financial Services; three counts of money laundering; two counts under the Fraud Act 2006.

"The charges refer to events between 2004 and 2009 and the alleged deceptions include representations that he was a qualified Italian lawyer.

"Mr di Stefano was granted conditional bail and the case was adjourned to Tuesday 26 April 2011 for committal to Crown Court." 

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