Damages for Italian holiday home fraud victims

Reported by BBC Ireland

20 April 2012 Last updated at 13:03

JusticeThree 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.


MRISG Comment:

  • It appears that one way forward for Victims of MRI Realty International is to sue the lawyers who collaborated with MRI and Developers….  Look out Martinez EnhevarriaEmily Lemoniati and others who conspired with Darragh MacAnthony. It is worthy of notice MacAnthony has now folded most of his international web of MRI companies and is now the Chairman of Peterborough Football Club.
  • Comment on the Private MRISG Members Only Forum: “We will not rest until justice is done.”  The MRISG researchers believe that the whole MRI scam could amount to damages to victims of over 100 million Euros.
  • Despite MacAnthony’s robust denials on his personal blog, MRI Directors, MacAnthony, Pickering, Fernando, Shaw, OCallahan & Liggan have been ordered to appear before a Judge in Marbella this coming week – Read More…

 

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2 Responses to “Damages for Italian holiday home fraud victims”
  1. jcosgrave says:

    Hi, I have just discovered this blog after hearing on the news about the couples who successfully sued after being sold property in Calabria by MRI. I myself paid a deposit on the same development and would like to know if anyone could put me in touch with the solicitor who dealt with this case or the couples themselves. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

  2. dave says:

    ive been to hell and back with giambrone , italian connections, lost 30,000 plus euros , its killing me ,ive no where to go … dave