Ex-deputy mayor arrested, but not because of anonymous tip
Formal complaints led to graft probe says Verona prosecutor17 February, 16:35
"We get tons of anonymous tips, and they are promptly trashed," Schinaia said. "In this case, we received several formal complaints and police reports as well as some anonymous tips".
The probe that began last summer led to a search of Giacino's and his wife's offices in November. They were remanded in custody on Monday on corruption charges.