Probe into Salvini 'disgusting' jibe

May constitute contempt

(ANSA) - Turin, February 15 - Turin prosecutors on Monday opened a probe into an insult launched by Northern League leader Matteo Salvini against magistrates who indicted his No.2, Liguria Councillor Edoardo Rixi, in an expenses case. Salvini described the Italian judiciary as "disgusting". Prosecutors want to establish if that constitutes the crime of contempt of the magistrature, judicial sources said. Salvini made the remark at a rally Sunday, saying that Rixi was innocent.
   

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