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Six million euros worth of property seized in IDI probes

Priest and businessmen investigated in hospital embezzlement

15 May, 14:05
Six million euros worth of property seized in IDI probes (ANSA) - Rome, May 15 - Police confiscated over six million euros worth of property and bank accounts on Wednesday as part of investigations into alleged corruption at the Italian hospital group Istituto Dermopatico dell'Immacolata (IDI).

A priest and two businessmen were put under house arrest in April in relation to the scam that investigators believe amounts to 14 million euros.

Father Franco De Caminada, who was the managing director of IDI that runs a dermatology hospital in Rome and another near Viterbo, is accused of issuing false invoices and embezzling four million euros out of the hospital.

Wednesday's seizures include a luxury apartment near the Vatican, along with villas and commercial properties worth an estimated 4.2 million euros in and around Rome owned by businessman Domenico Temperini, one of the businessmen arrested in April.

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