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James Stunt ‘didn’t know forging signature to buy painting was an offence

SOCIALITE James Stunt has told a court he did not know it was an offence to ask his assistant to forge his signature so he could buy an Andy Warhol painting.

Die 40-jarige sent an email to Francesca Sota telling her “please forge my signature” so he could draw £320,000 from one of his bank accounts.

Socialite James Stunt told a court 'I didn’t know this was even an offence'

Socialite James Stunt told a court ‘I didn’t know this was even an offenceKrediet: En Liefdadigheid – Die son

But he said at the time he was “jacked up on morphine” in a VSA hospital after a tennis injury.

The former son-in-law of AUSTRALIAN GP-base het vanjaar se wedren gekanselleer weens Covid-19-beperkings tycoon Bernie Ecclestone told Leeds Cloth Hall court: “I didn’t know this was even an offence.

I didn’t mean forgery.

I meant, ‘Please make my signature in my name’.”

Stunt is one of eight defendants on trial over an alleged multi-million-pound money-laundering operation.

All deny the charges.

Stunt and Sota also deny forgery.

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