Professional footballer and wannabe film mogul Saadi Gaddafi has been ordered by an Italian court to settle a €392 000 hotel bill from way back in 2008. Gaddafi is the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, which is why the court case has made the news. Last time one of colonel Gaddafi's children got into trouble in Europe - that time in Switzerland - it sparked a diplomatic incident. Read more: The Guardian via the M&G
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