German arrested for trying to sell US embassy in Rome

19th October 2008, Comments 0 comments

The con man had reportedly previously tried to sell a UN building in the city.

Rome -- A German posing as a real estate agent has been arrested for trying to sell the US embassy in Rome, Italian media reported Saturday.

The 57-year-old man is also believed to have offered the building that houses the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome to a German businessman, the reports said.

The man was already being sought under a European warrant by German authorities for serious fraud and falsified identification papers.

In September, the suspect already came to the attention of authorities when he tried to sell the businessman, who lives in the principality of Monaco, shopping centers in Rome and Milan.


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