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Ex-minister De Girolamo received no probe notification

Media reports said former cabinet member under investigation

28 January, 12:52
Ex-minister De Girolamo received no probe notification (ANSA) - Rome, January 28 - Former agriculture minister Nunzia De Girolamo said Tuesday that she had received no notification from prosecutors of being under investigation following media reports she was being probed.

"I have received no notification of an investigation, nor an invitation to appear (before magistrates)," De Girolamo said on Italian radio.

Premier Enrico Letta accepted De Girolamo's resignation on Monday and named himself interim after she quit the cabinet at the weekend. The lawmaker from the small New Centre Right (NCD) accused the government of not defending her following the publication of transcripts of recordings of her conversations regarding appointments in the southern province of Benevento.

The wiretaps stemmed from an investigation into health-sector appointments and contracts.