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German Shepherd has no mansion in Miami for sale

Editor’s note: AP replaces the story of the sale of a Miami mansion that once belonged to Madonna with this article, which shows how the story of a German Shepherd and a trust has long been used as a publicity stunt to fool journalists. The AP has fallen for parts of the stunt and removes the mistaken story.

For more than 20 years, a line of German Shepherds named Gunther has been featured in reports as the wealthy beneficiaries of a German countess.

The story appears to be a ruse created by Maurizio Mian, the descendant of an Italian pharmaceutical company, who used the story of the globe-trotting dog to promote real estate sales and other projects.

The Associated Press reported last week that a dog, Gunther VI, was selling a Miami mansion he bought from Madonna for $ 7.5 million in 2000 for $ 31.75 million. The story cites Gunther’s “master” claims that the dog belonged to a long line of dogs bequeathed by the fortune of a German countess.

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