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'Bribe-taking' tax office employee nabbed

Charged 20-30 euros to get paperwork done in minutes not weeks

11 December, 20:12
'Bribe-taking' tax office employee nabbed (ANSA) - Padua, December 11 - Police on Wednesday arrested a tax office employee while in the act of taking a small bribe to speed up the paperwork.

The 58-year-old public servant in the northern city of Padua was taken into custody on corruption charges.

She allegedly encouraged people to avoid 15-day waits and 50-euro legal fees and get their paperwork done in a few minutes by crossing her palm with 20-30 euros instead.