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France Fines Galliano For Anti-Semitic Rant

British fashion designer John Galliano
A French court has handed suspended fines totaling 6,000 euros to British fashion designer John Galliano after finding him guilty of an anti-Semitic rant in a Paris restaurant last year.

The fine fell far short of the maximum sentence in such cases of a 22,000 euro fine and 6-month prison sentence.

Galliano, the former head designer of fashion house Dior, was sacked after the incident, in which he was caught on video hurling anti-Semitic insults at a couple sitting near him.

compiled from agency reports