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Three Lombardy councillors probed for corruption

Police search offices in Piedmont

10 October, 16:19
Three Lombardy councillors probed for corruption (ANSA) - Rome, October 10 - Three Lombardy regional councillors have been put under investigation on suspicion of fraud, judicial sources said Wednesday.

The three are the Northern League's Davide Boni, the former speaker of the regional assembly, and Franco Nicoli Cristiani and Massimo Buscemi of ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom (PdL) party.

In neighbouring Piedmont, meanwhile, police searched regional government offices as part of a probe into suspected graft relating to contracts for the construction of new regional headquarters.