Prosecutors move to try Puglia governor
Vendola accused of abuse of office24 July, 18:06
Vendola has denied any wrongdoing. He has said that the "resentment-fed" accusations were based on testimony against him from Lea Cosentino, the former head of Bari's health board whom Vendola fired in 2010 after she was placed under house arrest during a graft investigation.
Cosentino was also called to trial on Tuesday. A preliminary-hearings judge will decide whether Vendola should stand trial on September 27.