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Angelina Jolie Adopted Son With 'Fake' Documents, Aid Worker Says

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Actress Angelina Jolie, Maddox Jolie-Pitt (C) and actor Brad Pitt arrive for the 2013 Governors Awards, presented by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California, on Nov. 16, 2013. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 20 Mar 2017 01:53 PM

Angelina Jolie allegedly used "faked" documents to adopt her oldest child in 2003, a local charity worker in Cambodia told The Sun.

Mounh Sarath, 51, an aid worker there, told The Sun he signed the official paper work in Cambodia claiming he was the father of Maddox Jolie-Pitt. He also claimed to have power of attorney over the boy, now 15.

Jolie adopted Maddox Jolie-Pitt while she was still with husband and fellow actor Billy Bob Thornton, taking full custody of him in 2003, according to The Sun. Sarath showed The Sun an adoption document filed in the Battambong province court in August 2003 listing him as the father.

"In court documents, Maddox is still my son," Sarath told The Sun. "She never cleared this up."

Sarath went on to charge, according to the Sun: "She had to change his name, so the only way was for me to do it. I said he's my son."

The Sun went on to say that there was no suggestion that Jolie, who filmed "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" in Cambodia in 2001, or Thornton knew of Sarath's actions.

The woman who arranged the adoption, Lauryn Galindo, was sentenced in 2004 to 18 months in prison for running what officials called an international adoption scam, ABC News reported.

Authorities said that some of the roughly 700 Cambodian children she arranged for American couples were not orphans but stolen from their parents illegally, the network noted.

"This is profiteering in the adoption process in the grossest sense. This is people making a dollar at the expense of the innocents around the world," U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent Leigh Winchell said, according to ABC News.

Jolie who split from ex-husband Brad Pitt in September, has five other children, Pax Thien, 13, Zahara, 12, and biological children Shiloh, 10, and eight-year old twins Knox and Vivienne, according to The Sun.

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