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PD chief Bersani's personal secretary probed for fraud

'No irregularities' says lawyer

24 October, 16:22
PD chief Bersani's personal secretary probed for fraud (ANSA) - Bologna, Oct 24 - Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani's personal secretary is being probed for alleged fraud, judicial sources said on Wednesday. Prosecutors in Bologna are investigating whether Zoia Veronesi, Bersani's long-time personal secretary, was paid a salary by the Emilia-Romagna regional government for a period of a 18 months while she was actually working for Bersani in Rome.

The news comes as corruption scandals are roiling the country's political elite, on all sides of the spectrum. Veronesi's lawyer Paolo Trombetti said ''no irregularities'' were committed by her.

She has not been a regional government employee for some time.

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