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Campania councillor arrested for suspected embezzlement

Regional probe latest in series of fund scandals

20 December, 12:47
Campania councillor arrested for suspected embezzlement (ANSA) - Naples, December 20 - Naples police arrested Campania Regional Councillor Massimo Ianniciello, a member of the centre-right People of Freedom (PdL) party, Thursday for suspected embezzlement of public funds.

The regional offices are being searched by finance police and investigators are also probing the alleged involvement both an ex-regional councillor and local party treasurer.

The arrest is the latest in a series of public-funds scandals that have hit regional and local governments involving parties across the political spectrum.

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