Court convicts Galliano in anti-Semitism case

September 8, 2011 - 8:15 AM
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2011 file photo, fashion designer John Galliano arrives at a police station in Paris. A Paris court on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 convicted former Christian Dior designer John Galliano for making anti-Semitic insults and gave him a suspended sentence of euro 6,000 ($8,400) in fines. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court has convicted former Christian Dior designer John Galliano for making anti-Semitic insults and gave him a suspended sentence of $8,400 in fines.

Galliano was given no prison time. He does not have to pay the fine. He didn't attend Thursday's court proceedings.

The Paris court found him guilty of "public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity" stemming from two separate incidents at a Paris bar.

The accusations cost Galliano his job at the luxury house and roiled the fashion world.

Galliano said he had been under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs and couldn't recall the incidents in question.