Jail for man who faked £7m will to cheat charity
A man who faked a relative's will to prevent a charity benefitting from a multi-million pound legacy has been jailed.
Paul Coppola, 65, admitted forging the signature of Desiderio Coppola just days before his death in October 2011.
The deceased had wanted his £7m estate to be divided between his family and the balance left to the charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Coppola was jailed for two years at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
The court was told that Coppola had known his second cousin, Desiderio Coppola, all his life and that the accused had referred to him as "uncle".
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