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Twins who swapped roles charged with fraud

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posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 05:24 AM
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ROME (Reuters) - An Italian woman who worked as a part-time judge as well as a lawyer was substituted by her identical twin sister in court so she would not lose out on legal fees when she had two simultaneous engagements.

The 54-year-old twins from northern Italy have now been charged with fraud and will go on trial in January, Italy's leading newspaper, Corriere della Sera, reported Friday on its website.

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I really thought this would be sexier. But it's funny none the less. Because the Judge didn't want to miss out on being a lawyer so she sent her sister who didn't have a law degree to stand in her place!

Now both are being sued.




posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 05:29 AM
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All of which, of course, makes you wonder how often they'd done it before and got away with it.



posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 05:34 AM
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Doesn't it? I mean I wonder how the client figured it out? Cause obviously there would be some sort of preparation by the judge twin to the non lawyer twin on how to proceed. I bet the client started asking questions and was wondering why the other twin didn't respond right.



posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 05:47 AM
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It would make a great basis for an Agatha Christie novel, huh ?

Clients standing disconsolately in the rain with their lawyer, their life in ruins and they see two dumpy middle aged women furtively swapping clothing inside a car ... light bulb moment !




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