Liguria assembly Speaker quits in graft probe
'Not one euro missing' says Rosario Monteleone29 October, 14:55
"I have been stabbed in the back. I am resigning to spare my family", said Rosario Monteleone from the centrist UDC party.
"I have been pilloried in the press for days over two invoices, which I paid back with interest. There is not a single euro missing. I am sure this is all a huge misunderstanding".
Elected in May 2010, Monteleone has been under the spotlight in the so-called "spese pazze" or "crazy spending" probe into alleged embezzlement of public party funds.