(ANSA) - Genoa, January 30 - The former mayor of Genoa is
being investigated by city prosecutors for suspected slander and
manipulating documents in an investigation surrounding the 2011
deadly Genoa flood, ANSA sources said Wednesday.
Ex-mayor Marta Vincenzi appeared before prosectors with her
lawyer at a police court in the northwestern city.
According to prosecutors, documentation regarding the
precise timing of when the city launched a flood alert in the
fall of 2011 were tampered with by city officials.
In November of that year, the Po River overflowed in Genoa
and killed six people, including two children, and caused
Last October five people in the case were listed under
investigation for fraud.
Details surrounding the slander allegation were not