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Guilty Verdicts In PHONY Clooney Clothing Scandal

5/11/2011 11:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Three Italian men who created a phony George Clooney fashion line -- and tried to pass it off as Clooney-approved -- were just dealt a swift dose of justice in Milan ... after a judge found them all guilty of fraud.

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An Italian court ruled Vanja Goffi, Francesco Galdelli, and Vincenzo Cannalire were guilty of using the famous A-lister's image for their "GC Exclusive" Clothing line -- even going so far as to forge Clooney's signature on business documents.

Goffi was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison, while Galdelli got three years and six months and Cannalire received one year and 10 months in jail.

Clooney testified during the criminal trial in Milan last year, saying he'd never met any of the men before ... even telling one of them "Nice to meet you."

UPDATE: Clooney's rep just released a statement, claiming, "A lot of people were taken advantage of and I'm happy for them that this is resolved."



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1.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

1170 days ago
2.

John    

Looks like in order to get any type of "REAL" justice, Lohan and others like her need to be sent to a foreign country for their trials.

1170 days ago
3.

Rhubino    

Good shot of George. TMZ must like him. Today, anyway.

1170 days ago
4.

spyke    

This gets swift justice but some poor kid is in jail for who knows how long awaiting the appeals process for murder.

1170 days ago
5.

en Todo Momento!!    

oh gosh, that is a bad sign. italian 'fashion designers' imitating an american actor for a fashion line...almost worse than an actor as a president. did they buy the clothing at a WalMart????? blue light special?

1170 days ago
6.

squeeky    

Good picture of George? ARe you blind? He looks
horrible. Face is all sunk in. Maybe it is all
the cocaine he and his coke-whore do over in
Italy. Sad Geore, used to like you.

1170 days ago

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