As far as we know his name is Leonardo Giovanni. After organising a course in criminal law at Aarhus University he may turn out, ironically enough, to be a bit of a bad guy himself.
This is according to the regional news station TV2 Østjylland.
After pretending to be a doctor with a false name, and gaining access to university facilities, Mr. Giovanni, also a claimed teacher at private consultants company Aspiri A/S, has been reported to the police by Aarhus University. Giovanni managed to draw in 87 law students, each paying DKK 300 to participate in his course in Criminal Law.
Giovanni rejects all charges
However, the course was interrupted and stopped by suspicious participants. Supposedly, a High Court clerk by the name of Dan Parwani was to lecture the class, cancelled in the last minute. The name Dan Parwani turned out to be fictitious, fabricated by Giovanni himself.
On Linkedin.com, an online networking platform, Giovanni’s profile states that he holds a current position at the University of Copenhagen. The Linkedin.com profile of Giovanni also states that he is still a university student in Copenhagen, planning to achieve a Master's in Medicine by 2014.
According to TV2 Østjylland, the University of Copenhagen will also be looking into whether or not Leonardo Giovanni can be reported to authorities for more wrongdoings. Giovanni claims to have also taught in Copenhagen, his teaching competencies ranging from Criminal Law and Human Rights to Neurophysiology.
Was on TV news, at Penkowa briefing
In spite of being caught with 'both hands in the cookie jar', Leonardo Giovanni rejects all charges.
In a surprising new twist, Leonardo Giovanni turns out June 2011 to have taken part in a TV2 news item, where he claimed to have been a super student who studied law and medicine in parallel at the same time, soon to do his PhD. This news item was subsequently retracted.
The University Post may also have fallen into the trap, referring to Leonardo Giovanni, a 'so-called hard-hitting medical student and course instructor' at a recent fraud hearing on the Penkowa case. He claimed to be an acquaintance of Milena Penkowa.
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